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 KGB Museum is dedicated to dark chapters in Lithuania's 20th century history. The upstairs exhibition rooms on the first and second floor are packed with powerful artefacts and photographs. The.....  more
    The KGB Museum is dedicated to dark chapters in Lithuania's 20th century history. The upstairs exhibition rooms on the first and second floor are packed with powerful artefacts and photographs. The.....  more »
  • A little walk away from the centre, but well worth visiting. Gives a real insight into the occupation of Vilnius by the Germans and the Russians. Really interesting and fascinating. 
    A little walk away from the centre, but well worth visiting. Gives a real insight into the occupation of Vilnius by the Germans and the Russians. Really interesting and fascinating.  more »
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  • Upstairs exhibits have tons of information - give yourself enough time to read through it all. The basement cells are a real emotional and informative experience. You can go outside through the exercise space to the former execution room which is very intense.
  • Extremely interesting museum. The two superior floors provide exhaustive content about Lithuanian history. (A trigger warning would have been appreciated in the KGB prison at the end of the corridor though)

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