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Moscow: Gulag Museum Tour with Private Guide

Product ID: 385675
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Visit the Gulag History Museum with a private guide. Learn about the dark side of the USSR's past.
About this activity
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Duration 2 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 6:00 PM
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Live tour guide
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Pickup included

Your guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel. He will hold a sign with your name on it. You'll go together to the museum by metro (tickets are included). Depending on how far your hotel is from the museum, the pickup will take place from 30 minutes to 1 hour before the tour starts.
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Learn about the gulags, one of the darkest pages from Russian history
  • Ask questions about life in the Soviet Union to your private expert guide
  • See original artifacts from people who passed through the camps
  • Listen to stories from dozens of former prisoners of the gulags
Full description
Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you will take you by metro to the Gulag History Museum. 

The Gulag Museum is a must-do when in Moscow, especially to get an understanding of Soviet life and politics in the USSR.

You will visit the main exhibition of the museum with your guide, and learn about the system of correctional labor camps known as “gulags”. 

You will be able to trace the development of the gulags from the 1930s-1950s. You will also come to understand the administrative and economic role of the gulags in the USSR. 

You will see many items from people who passed through the camps and prisons, and who died in captivity after being judged for fabricated cases. At the end of your visit, your guide will escort you to the closest metro station.
  • Entrance ticket to the Gulag Museum
  • Public transportation to the museum
  • Tour of the main exhibition with a private guide
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation after the museum visit

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Some stories from the Gulag Museum may have a strong emotional impact
• Your guide will pick you up at your hotel, if it is located within Moscow's 3rd transportation ring. You'll go together to the museum by metro.

From US$ 100.21 per person

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Product ID: 385675