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State Museum of GULAG's History

1st Samotechny Lane, 9/1 | Metro Dostoevskaya, Moscow 127473, Russia
+7 495 621-73-10
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The large-scale exhibition "The national remembrance of the GULAG" opened on the 30th October 2015 in a new building of the GULAG History State Museum. The exhibition is organized as a chain of altering expositional areas, representing the recollections of the epoch of the political repressions to visitors. The central part of the exposition includes clothes, documents, photographs, "voices" of witnesses from the collections of dozens Russian museums, associated by the GULAG's history. The map of USSR with marked points of labor camps, camp administration and the amount of prisoners in different periods displays the geographical length and broadness of the exhibition. One of the main purposes of this exhibition project consists of enlightening the theme of the maintenance our historical remembrance of the terror and the GULAG, in promoting the profound comprehension and perception of the Soviet period in the Russian history, in connecting museums of the remembrance from the various Russian regions.
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1st Samotechny Lane, 9/1 | Metro Dostoevskaya, Moscow 127473, Russia
+7 495 621-73-10
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum sheds light on one of the dark chapters of Soviet history. While the museum is in a new and out of the way location, it is worth the detour. The explanatory signs are a little on the short side, but they were informative,...More

Thank Sonja W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the gulag museum on a Monday (neglecting to check trip advisor beforehand) to find it closed. It is worth noting that it is far out of the centre so don't make the same mistake. It does set you up nicely for a...More

Thank Todd1507
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the things we wanted to see while we were in Moscow was the Gulag history museum. It is kind of out of the way, a few subway stops outside the Kremlin area, in a neighborhood. But worth the trip. There were many very...More

Thank marieandpat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive review of recent history of Russia. Comprehensive guiding. Reasonable price for the visit.

Thank Liisa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a new location for the museum and as such has modern enhancements like digital guides that really work well. Don't get the confused with the location as some places still have the old one listed. Check the website for address when you check...More

Thank ralph r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a just see for anyone who really wants to understand Russian culture and how it has effected those who survived. Be sure to get the audio guide if Russian isn't your native language so you get the full effect. As a history buff,...More

Thank Sarah Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, took a bit of walking to find but I really enjoyed this museum. I spent about 2 hrs there- could have stayed longer if I a) read Russian and b) watched all the videos. The museum was so quiet despite a number of people...More

Thank Kerryn72
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This is, without a doubt, one of the best museums I've ever visited. The English audio guide perfectly steered me around the exhibition into an emotionally arresting and moving immersion into the nightmare engulfing so many thousands of ordinary people. The effect was moving without...More

3  Thank LondonKerryb
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Stalin's genocide is the subject many Russians prefer to forget then reflect on, but this spaces serves as a learning center as much as a memorial to millions those who perished in concentration camps for 'enemies of people' in 1930-50 in the so called Gulag...More

1  Thank Dimple19
Reviewed 30 April 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed walking through this museum. It was interesting reading about the lengths the government went to to be sure there existed no opposition. Still left wondering what all the current government allowed us to know about it, and if some details that were...More

1  Thank C_wood02
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Response from Almeda M | Reviewed this property |
There definitely are! I think they're fairly new so that could explain the confusion. Not 100% of Russian signs are translated, but I'd say a solid 90% are, and the English is actually good, unlike in some Russian museums.