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House of Leaves

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Rruga Ibrahim Rugova | Face à la Cathédrale Orthodoxe, Tirana 1000, Albania
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The house was a small hospital for women until the civil war began and it then became a ghastly prison for torture. It is an exceptional place

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NoisetteLondon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s 700 Leke pp. Closed on Mondays. I wouldn’t recommend it to any friends. It’s mostly pieces of paper with not a lot of translation, radios & there’s a room full of tools they used to use..boring. Bunk art 1 & 2 are much better.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jessbP3427XA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Also another great museum presenting the dark era of Albania. You get a hint how the Albanian people have suffered during the communist regime. You need two hours to see, listen and reflect. The english text will help you understand.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank thomaskA1057SD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house has an interesting history being an obstetric clinic before becoming a house with no welcome! There is a lot to see here and the building retains its austere interior. There is a lot of technical equipment to view and the autobiographical videos make...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wendy119186363
Reviewed 15 January 2019

This is the house where the secret police under the old communist state kept all their files . It has very very long lists of people who 'disappeared', and of those were executed. Chilling place. How to rule through fear.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank agsymon
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Anyone interested in the amazing history of Albania. This museum clearly looks at a brutal time and gives an amazing insight into how a dictatorship works.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RebeccaForster
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Whilst the structure of the museum is a little questionable, I would still very much recommend. You can still get a flavour of the Hoxha regime. Most parts include English translations.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stumodernart
Reviewed 29 November 2018

A bleak, straightforwardly presented history of the Communist security system of Albania, in the building where they interrogated victims (there are a few diagrams on the walls showing how they did it). Historically interesting, it functions as much as a performance as an exhibition, with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TimWh
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Even more impressive than Bunk'Art 2 the depth and horror of the Hoxha regime is on full display here. So many objects of surveillance -- from bugs to cameras to other tools of the spy trade are on display here. The museum systematically sets out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

It is interesting but could be better presented. Full of information. Most things are translated in english.

Date of experience: October 2018
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