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Small but informative.

Only a few rooms, but the information and impressions are huge. The guide simply talks without stop... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Leon Z
lots of fun stories

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

Reviewed 22 December 2017
CreativeDivemaster
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Jun 6, 2018
“Small but informative.”
Dec 22, 2017
“lots of fun stories”
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Not great and more expensive than others with the English manual. Basic, things were smuggled. Guns, drugs, cigarrettes. That’s about it. In 3 small rooms. Don’t waste your time.

Thank 117davidgyahoo
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Only a few rooms, but the information and impressions are huge. The guide simply talks without stop for about 40 minutes.

Thank Leon Z
Reviewed 22 December 2017

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

1  Thank CreativeDivemaster
Reviewed 22 October 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.

3  Thank nobo
Reviewed 28 August 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.

1  Thank Süleyman D
Reviewed 10 August 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

Thank SoCalRoadMan
Reviewed 18 June 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

1  Thank Knut J
Reviewed 6 June 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
Reviewed 2 June 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
Reviewed 30 May 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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