Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, Minsk

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Learn about local anti-fascist and partisan activity, Belarusians in the Red Army, and the history of the Auschwitz death camp at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. The museum opened shortly after the liberation of Minsk from the Nazi invaders on October 25, 1944. The site features 24 exhibit halls and houses more than 142,000 items in its collection. You'll see the weapons of soldiers and partisans, partisan handwritten journals, documents, photos, army leaflets, government awards, and personal belongings of soldiers. This was the first museum in the world to address the subject of World War II. Take a look at our Minsk tour itinerary tool to schedule your visit to Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • it was really nice historic museam nearby my hotel, just on some walking distancing. Having alot of staff from world war. its worth watching. 
    it was really nice historic museam nearby my hotel, just on some walking distancing. Having alot of staff from world war. its worth watching.  more »
  • As someone visiting from the UK, it was fascinating to learn about the war from another perspective. I had no idea about so much that happened in this part of the world I paid extra for the... 
    As someone visiting from the UK, it was fascinating to learn about the war from another perspective. I had no idea about so much that happened in this part of the world I paid extra for the...  more »
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  • Absolutely gorgeous!! Fun time lots of trains that are so cool and historically fun. Even get to climb in and around them.
  • 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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