Top Choice Museum in Minsk

Museum of the Great Patriotic War

Housed in a garish new building after leaving its severely outdated premises on Oktyabrskaya pl, Minsk's best museum houses an excellent display detailing Belarus' suffering and heroism during the Nazi occupation. W…
Top Choice Museum in Vitsebsk

Marc Chagall House Museum

Across the town's river, a good 20-minute walk away from the Chagall Museum, is the Marc Chagall House Museum, where the artist lived as a child for 13 years between 1897 and 1910 – a period beautifully evoked in hi…
Top Choice Museum in Vitsebsk

Chagall Museum

The first museum on every itinerary should be the excellent Chagall Museum, which was established in 1992 and displays collections of Chagall lithographs (his illustrations for the Bible; 1956–60), designs to accomp…
Top Choice Castle in Mir

Mir Castle

The 16th century Mir Castle rises above the town majestically and looks like something straight out of Disney. A painstaking renovation over the past decade has been completed and the place is looking simply lovely,…
Top Choice Museum in Brest

Museum of Railway Technology

One of Brest's most popular sights is the outdoor Museum of Railway Technology, where there's a superb collection of locomotives and carriages dating from 1903 (the Moscow–Brest Express with shower rooms and a very …
Top Choice Gallery in Minsk

Ў Gallery

This cool space, named after a letter unique to the Belarusian language (called 'u nieskladovaye', and pronounced as a 'v') is about as counter-cultural as Minsk gets. Come by for a taste of contemporary art, then e…
Top Choice Palace in Nyasvizh

Radziwill Palace Fortress

Over a causeway leading away from the town with lovely lakes on either side lies the beautiful Radziwill Palace Fortress (1583), the main sight in Nyasvizh. In Soviet times it was turned into a sanatorium but it has…
Museum in Minsk

Belarus National Museum of History & Culture

Most visitors leave here with their head spinning (Belarusian-only explanation panels don't help). It takes you on a journey into the turbulent history of the nation, and features a replica of the printing press use…
Museum in Minsk

Belarusian State Art Museum

This excellent state museum has been renovated and now includes a light-bathed extension out the back that features local art from the 1940s to the 1970s. Don't miss Valentin Volkov's socialist realist Minsk on July…
Statue in Minsk

Bust of Felix Dzerzhinsky

On one side of Ploshcha Nezalezhnastsi is a long narrow park with a bust of Felix Dzerzhinsky, the founder of the KGB's predecessor (the Cheka) and a native of Belarus.