House of Leaves

House of Leaves, Tirana: Address, Phone Number, House of Leaves Reviews: 4.5/5

House of Leaves
4.5
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AlexSwallow
Sheffield, UK1 426 contributions
An insight into Albania under Communism
Aug 2021
A very interesting museum with lots in English- and the staff were helpful too.

If you want to learn a little about what it was like to live under the Communist Regime in Albania, this is the place to go (alongside Bunk Art 1 and 2).
Written 20 September 2021
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Dusko M
Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia71 contributions
I like
May 2021 • Family
In the very center of the city is this house built at the beginning of the twentieth century, which was the main stronghold of the spy intelligence service SIGURIMI. on two floors, the history of this organization, films, exhibits, original correspondence and the like! I recommend this place!
Written 23 May 2021
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Stefan D
Varna, Bulgaria2 contributions
To remember and not forget!
Apr 2021
A unique place to remeber our past, and never let this happen again. A must-see 11/10 for everyone interested in history, communism and society.
Written 21 April 2021
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Emily
Baltimore, MD43 contributions
Helpful Museum Staff
Jan 2021 • Solo
Summaries in Albanian and English, but I recommend having the staff guide you through, he showed me things I wouldn’t have noticed otherwise, as some exhibits are not-so-obviously labeled. Personally, I enjoyed BunkArt2 better, but the staff informed me that one is privately funded, whereas House of Leaves relies on state funding - understandable. Don’t miss the bunker they have in the front terrace, very cool!
Written 8 January 2021
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KittieMeow
Morristown, NJ112 contributions
Worth to pay a visit
Oct 2020 • Solo
Its not an ancient site but worth to pay a visit. It only takes a couple of hours for the tour. Sadly its about how a hospital where cured human bodies became a torture place. A history for us to learn and a place to remind us to be a better human being...
Written 25 October 2020
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19 265 contributions
KGB Type of Building
Sep 2020 • Couples
We walked by the building a few times as it looked very unique with a beautiful outside design. It is tucked inside the city, with trees and wines all over it. There's a ton of history from the old communist regime there, especially the tactics used by the police back then. Very interesting place to visit.
Written 13 September 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9 702 contributions
Communist's frantic museum
Aug 2020
Frankly, I didn't spend much time here as I knew exactly what to expect. It's another showcase of communist paranoia I've visited in many ex communist countries all over eastern Europe.
Moreover, House of Leaves depicts the similar theme as the Bunkart 2 which is 5 min walk and I found it more interesting as it's in an original bunker.
However, for those not so familiar with this frantic topic, it's a good place to learn on spy and interrigation activities, some of them so imaginative that James Bond could envy.
Written 30 August 2020
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Anthony V
Nancy, France30 contributions
Another way to present the past of Albania
Aug 2020
This crazy house was the temple of spying !
If you take 1 hour to visit it, you will better understand the madness of this dictatorship that albanians suffered during 50 years !
You can get explanations and clarifications in English thanks to guides present in this house.
Written 16 August 2020
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joo31
London, UK1 039 contributions
Albanian MI5?
Jul 2020 • Family
We visited recently. No very much tourists. Quiet and well organised. Masks needed. Polite staff. Very interesting place. Rather sad but very informative. Good range of exponats especially if u like electronics.
Written 28 July 2020
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Corinne W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands104 contributions
Great site to visit
Feb 2020 • Family
Our family (girls ages 10 and 7) really enjoyed this museum. We were a bit hesitant as some reviews talked about it not being appropriate for children but we didn't find it that way at all. Our kids learned a lot and found it fascinating that 'bugs' (listening devices) were put into things in everyday life and how life was during this time...informants, spies, secrets, prisoners, etc. Most everything is in English but the words are not always in simple English so an adult explanation can help... but that helps with the conversation anyway. But we spent a good hour or so. Definitely made an impression on all of us and a good way to learn about how life was up until 1990 with the secret police here.
Written 19 February 2020
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