The 10 Best History Museums in Brest Region, Belarus

May 11, 2022 Jacquiline Delozier

Brest Region or Brest Oblast or Brest Voblast (Belarusian: Брэ́сцкая во́бласць; Bresckaja vobłasć; Russian: Бре́стская о́бласть; Brestskaya Oblast) is one of the regions of Belarus. Its administrative center is Brest.
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1. Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress

Geroyev Oborony Brestskoi Kreposti St., 60, Brest 224018 Belarus +375 162 20-03-65 [email protected] http://brest-fortress.by
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5.0 based on 1,230 reviews

Memorial Complex Brest Hero-Fortress

The Brest Fortress (the Brest-Litovsk Fortress) was one of the fortresses built in 1830-40s to strengthen the western borders of the Russian Empire. It was commissioned on April 26, 1842 and was considered as one of the strongest European fortresses of that period. However it wasn't tested in real battles for a long time. During the World War I the garrison was evacuated according to the order of the High Command and the Fortress was used as a Headquarters of Kaiser's Germany Eastern Front. After October Socialist Revolution Russia became Soviet. On the territory of the Brest Fortress the Soviet government signed the Brest-Litovsk Peace Treaty with Germany and its allies (March 3, 1918), declaring the end of the WWI between them. After the Soviet-Polish war the Fortress ceded to Poland and was used as a military cantonment of the Polish Army. When the World War II erupted the Polish garrison was defending the Fortress from German aggressors for 3 days, but had to leave it. In September 1939 the Brest Fortress became Soviet. Two military divisions of the Red Army were stationed here. The Western Bug river flowing through the Fortress became a new borderline between Germany and the Soviet Union. On June 22, 1941 Germany invaded the USSR all along its borders. Units of Wehrmacht attacked the Fortress at 4.15 in the morning and surrounded it by 9 a.m. About 4.000 Soviet soldiers and commanders had to engage in battle with the enemy, having no opportunity to leave the besieged Fortress. The Fortress' Defence was the defence of its separate centres without Headquarters. Only in Citadel (the Central island) the defenders managed to create the united command on June 24, 1941. By the end of June most of the Fortress' territory was controlled by the Wehrmacht, though some defence sectors fought on till July, 12 (the Eastern Redoubt). The last known defender of the Brest Fortress Major P.Gavrilov was taken prisoner of war on July 23, 1941 - on the 32nd day of the war. But there were also other defenders. One of them used his bayonet to the rifle to write his last words on the brick wall of the barracks: "I'm dying, but I'm not surrendering. Farewell to the Motherland. 20/07/41".The Brest Fortress abundantly poured with the blood of its defenders became a sacred place for the people of the USSR. It became a symbol of courage, fortitude and military valor of a Soviet soldier. For the mass heroism shown during the defence, it was awarded the title of the Hero-Fortress (May 8, 1965). To commemorate the perished defenders it was decided to build a Memorial Complex. It was designed and constructed by the group of Soviet architects and sculptors with A.Kibalnikov at the head. The opening ceremony was held on September 25, 1971. The Memorial Complex "Brest Hero-Fortress" is a national shrine of the Republic of Belarus. More than 21 mln people from 120 countries around the world have already visited it. So driving through Brest be sure to see it!

Reviewed By cooker3000 - Dublin, Ireland

The most impressive place to visit in Brest. There are churches, museums and giant monuments so worth a few hours to wander around.

2. Berezovskiy Museum of Local Lore and History

Lenina 67, Byaroza 225209 Belarus +375 1643 22-771 [email protected] http://museumbereza.belcult.by
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5.0 based on 2 reviews

Berezovskiy Museum of Local Lore and History

3. Historical and Memorial Museum Nemtsevichi Estate

Mira 50, Brest 224024 Belarus +375 162 97-67-06 http://nemtsevichi.by
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5.0 based on 34 reviews

Historical and Memorial Museum Nemtsevichi Estate

4. Military History Museum of Suvorov

Suvorova St., 14, Kobryn Belarus +375 1642 21-104 http://museum.mykobrin.by/
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5.0 based on 12 reviews

Military History Museum of Suvorov

5. Art Museum Branch of Brest Regional Local Lore Museum Belarus

Brest Fortress, Brest Belarus +375 162 20-08-26
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5.0 based on 8 reviews

Art Museum Branch of Brest Regional Local Lore Museum Belarus

6. House of Crafts

Suvorava, 2, Hantsavichy 225432 Belarus +375 1646 22-148 [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/crafts.hancaviczy/
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House of Crafts

7. Museum-Estate of Adam Mitskevich

Baranovichi Belarus +375 163 43-25-10
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Museum-Estate of Adam Mitskevich

8. Museum Estate Pruzhanskiy Palatsyk

Sovetskaya 50, Pruzhany 225133 Belarus +375 33 371-13-42 http://museum.pruzhany.by/
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Museum Estate Pruzhanskiy Palatsyk

Museum-Estate "Pruzhany Palatsik"- a monument of architecture of XIX century. The building was constructed in the style of the early Renaissance. Then 1993-1998 there was a large-scale reconstruction. In the palace of a museum gentry life. In recent years, Pruzhany Palace became the socially-cultural scientific center. There are concerts, literary evenings, scientific conferences.

9. Brest Regional Museum of Local Lore

K. Marksa st., 60, Brest 224030 Belarus +375 162 20-96-50 http://www.brokm.vbreste.by/
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Brest Regional Museum of Local Lore

10. Brest City History Museum

Levonevskogo St., 3, Brest 224005 Belarus +375 162 21-36-83 http://history.brest.museum.by/
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Brest City History Museum

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