KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), Vilnius

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Housed in the former headquarters of the Soviet Union's notorious security service, KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) documents the tactics of the secret police and memorializes the victims. Though Lithuania was a part of the USSR until its independence in 1990, its forcible incorporation into the country in 1940 led to a great deal of resentment and resistance against Russia. Visit the museum to see a multitude of exhibits displaying personal items of victims of the 50-year occupation who were killed in this very building. Don't miss the prison here, where many of the most ghastly abuses were carried out. Keep in mind that, due to the brutal subject matter, the museum may not be suitable for young children. Plan your visit to KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Vilnius day trip planner.
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  • The museum was quite large, besides with a huge volume of audio information (audio guide on Russian available). On the upper floors of the museum are photographic materials, and in the basement of the former KGB prison. The visit allows to learn a lot about the uneasy history of Lithuania.
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  • Lot's of information, not just about the KGB but also about the Nazi occupation and the partisan resistance to both foreign powers. The prison section is the most harrowing especially the execution ch...  more »
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  • A very sobering tour of a very important historical site. A must-see for visitors to Vilnius! Well preserved. Outstanding guide!
  • I have developed an admiration and interest in the Freedom Fighters. This museum has a whole floor dedicated to their struggle and is a great point of reference. The guided tour is informative and thought provoking. Well worth a visit for a couple of hours
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