Stalin Museum, Gori

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#2 of 69 in Museums in Georgia
Dedicated to the life of Joseph Stalin, Stalin Museum charts his life and history, from his birth in a small mud-brick house until his death in 1953. The museum sits on the site of his childhood home--in fact, it contains the small house where he was born under a specially built awning. Presenting a balanced account of his rise to power, the museum has a small room dedicated to political repression during Stalin's regime. Enter the first hall upstairs to learn about Stalin's childhood and to read some of his poetry. Learn about the ruler's relationship with Lenin, which ran from friendship and loyalty to Lenin's public criticism of Stalin's tactics. View a copy of Stalin's death mask, a reconstruction of his office in the Kremlin, and his bulletproof, personal train carriage. The museum offers guided tours in English, German, and French. A visit to Stalin Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Gori travel route planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • On the way from Tbilisi to Batumi decided to topple a little off the road. Gori. Especially for this place. We reached the park, on the territory of which the museum of Joseph Stalin stands. Once upon a time, there were city blocks on this place. With narrow streets and rickety huts. In the basement of one of them filmed a corner under the shoemaking of the workshop of the father of the future Great Leader of nations. Joseph Vissarionovich was born in this kennel. Urban slums have been demolished a long time ago. But this house was left as a true museum exhibit. And even erected a sarco over it...
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  • Memory fades. In the case of the Stalin Museum near his birthplace, this means that his work as a general, guide and his childhood and origins are in the foreground. Highlights: Favors from other heads of state, the train carriage in which Stalin travelled to Potsdam for the conference. The description of the exhibits is in Georgian and Russian. If you want to buy a T-shirt of the mass murderer after visiting the exhibition, you can do so in the small museum shop.
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  • We liked the museum visit, it all looks very nice. Two down sides: 1. very limited English so the story of Stalin is hard to grasp. I wanted to understand the timeline and events, but was not successful. 2. The museum shows only one side of the coin; and there are two.
  • This place is unbelievably old-fashioned. Stalin the good guy, nothing in relation to labor camps etc. Georgia is with good reason a proud nation. Why Stalin is honored in such a subjective way I dunno. Basically everything inside is in Georgan and Russian language only. Take a look from the outside and that's it! I do not recommend to visit the museum!
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