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III-VI: 10:00-18:00; VII: 10:00-17:00
Tickets starting at €6 per person

Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights

Vilnius
Museums
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The Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights is located within the very walls that once housed a succession of Soviet repressive security agencies (NKVD-NKGB-MGB-KGB) from 1940 to 1991. Its unique location within actual historical walls sets it apart from similar museums in the region.
"The Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights is located within the very walls that once housed a succession of Soviet repressive security agencies (NKVD-NKGB-MGB-KGB) from 1940 to 1991. Its unique location within actual historical walls sets it apart from similar museums in the region. The museum offers a journey into Lithuania's difficult past. On the ground floor, once the office of the deputy chief of the MGB (KGB) internal prison, you’ll learn about the sovietization that happened in 1940-1941. Another riveting display on this floor delves into Lithuania’s guerilla warfare and armed resistance from 1944 to 1953. Through this exposition, visitors are acquainted with the territorial structure of partisan units, their military organization, the goals and daily lives of these freedom fighters, and the domestic challenges they faced. Ascending to the museum's second floor, you’ll learn about Gulags, mass deportations of Lithuanians, and the covert operations of the KGB from 1954-1991. A recreated telephone surveillance room awaits, showcasing eavesdropping equipment and providing a haunting reminder of the era when Big Brother was indeed always watching. "

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