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Museum of Smuggling

Ekaterininskaya St, 6, Odessa 65026, Ukraine
+380 67 483 7693
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lots of fun stories

whole history of beautiful Odessa is made of romantic, brutal and unique stories of smart and brave... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
CreativeDivemaster
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Moscow, Russia
Probably not worth it for English-speakers

The cost of admission plus the printed English guide are pretty high for what it is. While the... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2017
nobo
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Chicago, IL
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Dec 22, 2017
“lots of fun stories”
Jun 2, 2017
“Worth to visit”
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Ekaterininskaya St, 6, Odessa 65026, Ukraine
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+380 67 483 7693
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

whole history of beautiful Odessa is made of romantic, brutal and unique stories of smart and brave smugglers of all kinds!!

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

The cost of admission plus the printed English guide are pretty high for what it is. While the guide contains some interesting anecdotes about smuggling history, it doesn't really correspond to the exhibits, which seems to be just illistrations of how people smuggle things.

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

They dont know English, entrance is way too pricey. Items inside are ordinary items. Like an ipad or some euros some sketches etc. Its not worth nor your time or money.

Thank Süleyman D
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

general museum about smuggling, which was very interesting even though i dont speak russian and there were limited information resources in english. worth the price of admission but best if you know what you are getting

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Reviewed June 18, 2017

Imagine going to a museum... paying 3 times what real museums cost... but when you step inside it turns out the "museum" is 2 tiny rooms of cabinets filled with plastic toys and monopoly play money + a few poorly designed posters! This resembles a...More

Thank Knut J
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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Compared to the 10-20 Hryvnia charge at every other museum we visited in Ukraine, the 70 Hryvnia to get into the Museum of Smuggling seemed incredibly excessive. On top of this, they pride themselves on being an "informative" museum, which is all well and good,...More

1  Thank GandalfTheDrunk
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Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit this museum absolutely randomly, without prebooking, just bought a tickets inside right before our excursion. The ticket price is 70 hryvnia and we didn't regret to spend this money for such a cool place!

Thank Anna D
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

When I was at the entrance of the museum, I kindly asked the personnel if I could visit the museum and only take photographs. I also added that it wouldn't be a problem for me if all the descriptions were in Russian. Then she told...More

3  Thank Necdet Göktunç İ
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

I had read a review on TA about a guy not being allowed to buy a ticket because he didn't speak Ukrainian and thought it couldn't be true. But when I went, the lady did NOT want to sell me a ticket because they didn't...More

1  Thank L P
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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Small place but great ambiance. Recommended to speak Ukrainian, but they do have a decent translation flier, so you can follow along. It's really meant for Ukrainians. It's about :45 of listening to a tour guide describe around 75 items in 5 room. Cool history.

1  Thank Andrew K
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