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State Memorial Museum of Leningrad Defense and Blockade

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CLOSED FOR RENOVATION. The museum tells about the life of the city during the 900-day siege in 1941-44b.
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Solyanoi Lane, 9 | Metro: Chernyshevskaya, St. Petersburg 191028, Russia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As world cup supporters are finding out, the Russian people are great! They stood with us at great cost when our allies had fallen and America was still refusing to join the war effort. This is a very moving museum commenorating the siege of Leningrad...More

Thank Liz C
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Earlier reviews and blogs mention that there is limited, if no English at this museum. This isn't true. The audio guide was very comprehensive and there's plenty of English text explaining what went on. Gave me a good understanding of what the people of the...More

1  Thank Kym B
Reviewed 14 February 2018

A sobering and informative place. The audio guide makes up for the lack of English signage. Beware, however, the privately paid tour guides- they act like they own the place and rudely expect you to move aside so "their" group can get a better view....More

Thank 1yearoff
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The museum is not too big but well worth a visit,you can hire an audio guide in English the guide is good but you may want to skip some of the sections as the description goes into too great a depth for the casual visitor.The...More

1  Thank slaughtneil
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I think one of the most important museums to visit, small and less well known but captures the traumatic and heart rendering episodes of the 2nd world war, everyone should visit this museum to learn more about the incredible suffering the people of Leningrad experienced...More

2  Thank Steve L
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I think it is difficult to understand the history of the city of Leningrad (St. Petersburg), without engaging with the terrible siege that this city had to endure. As the almost three years long siege resulted in 800,000 dead people, mainly from starvation, rather than...More

4  Thank Sascha G
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This small museum might not be on the usual list of things to do in St P but it was one of the most memorable for us. You will need an audio guide as much of the written information is in Russian but these are...More

3  Thank RosWithHoney
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This museum is very interesting since it collects many original memorabilia, posters, guns, ration books from the 1941-43 Leningrad siege. Unfortunately, almost every explanations and panels in the museum are....in Russian and so it is very difficult to understand what is exhibited. Only few panels...More

1  Thank PalombiG
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This small museum is dedicated to what has undoubtedly been the most traumatic period in the history of this historic city. The siege of Leningrad lasted from September 8th, 1941 to January 27th, 1944 (872 days) and resulted in the death of more than a...More

1  Thank Steen S
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The museum is not big but it is well made and really interesting, from the Nevsky prospect is not that easy to reach, it is not difficult but it requires a long walk, which for instance could be good to see some districts outside of...More

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They were closed when I went by second week of June. Looks like it’ll be closed for a year too. Silly as it was high on my list.
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