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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Josef Locke Klein (14 months ago)
Absolutely gorgeous!! Fun time lots of trains that are so cool and historically fun. Even get to climb in and around them.
Jo T. OBK (20 months ago)
Amazing, u must go there to appreciate and respect for all the ppl that put their lives to free their countries ❤️
James Holt (23 months ago)
Fantastic place a real privilege to see and visit, shows how these people remember and respect what other people did for them and there country.
712colgate (2 years ago)
Beautiful presentation and very interesting from the Belarusian people's perspective of the war.
Michael Giardino (2 years ago)
World class WWII museum. It obviously focuses on Belarus and the Eastern Front but it ties it in very well to the whole of the war. The narrative structure of the exhibits is as good as any museum I've been to, walking through the beginning of the war to the end. The huge number of artifacts they have are very well presented with audio guides and English labels for almost everything. It should be your first stop on Minsk and if you're a WWII buff, it's worth the trip to Belarus just to see it. I spent two hours there but could have spent a whole day if I listened to all the audio guides. Truly a fantastic museum.
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