Great Patriotic War Museum

Minsk, Belarus

The Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum is a museum commemorating the German-Soviet War after the end of Nazi occupation sprung up even before the close of the war. The museum first opened shortly after the liberation of Minsk from the Nazi invaders, on 25 October 1944, making it the first World War II museum to open during the course of the war. It relocated to its current location in 1966. The museum staff also engages in historical research: particular areas include Belarusians in the Red Army, local anti-fascist and partisan activity, and the history of the Auschwitz death camp.

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Founded: 1944
Category: Museums in Belarus

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4.8/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Hendro Yosua (2 years ago)
Amazing library! Very beautiful at night
Ashton Brantingham (3 years ago)
I have been to many war museums, and this was a unique experience. To see from the point of view of soldier's and civilians living in those times is humbling. The presentation of this museum is immaculate, and English speaker friendly.
Michel (3 years ago)
Rating this place is difficult. On the one hand it's quite big and filled with objects and replicas (a lot of weapons) from the war, displayed skillfully and with comprehensive information in Russian, Belarussian and English. On the other hand there are some big objectivity issues and the facts need to be reevalued and updated. Definitely worth a visit.
Ian Burtonshaw (3 years ago)
One of the best museums for Soviet WW2 awards I have ever been to. The rest is pretty good as well but the awards and story's behind them is the biggest part and well worth visiting just for them.
Nicklas Gustafson (3 years ago)
If you´re interesting about WW2/GPW and visit Minsk, this is something you must see. One woman as working their had knowledge in German language - she helped me to answer some question. But the exhibition talk for itself and no further question is actually necessary. Yes I liked this museum, exhibitions, the architecture, internal environment.
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