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Every bit as harrowing and moving as you’d expect. Cells where dozens of people were detained, and... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
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An important piece of Kurdish history

A necessary albeit harrowing reflection of the large scale oppression that the Kurds have faced. An... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
via mobile
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21st St, Sulaymaniyah 46001, Iraq
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Every bit as harrowing and moving as you’d expect. Cells where dozens of people were detained, and details of the methods Saddam’s grunts used to torture their opponents. The most poignant part for me was the entrance hall, with almost 200,000 mirror shards: one for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ycfc
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

A necessary albeit harrowing reflection of the large scale oppression that the Kurds have faced. An inscription on one of the walls of the prison cells which I thought quite apt ~ "If a teardrop could be sold for money".

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

You need to see this place to get a glimpse of what the Iraqi Kurds been through. Not super well presented, but the case and the material are super worthy of visiting.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank muhammadfg
Reviewed 25 May 2018

The museum is a grim reminder of what it means to live under a dictatorship where justice is rare and torture common place. It is also informative and provides an insight into the recent history of Iraqi Kurdistan. Perhaps the most chilling part is realising...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank MOTM2015
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Like any other prison-turned-museum, it's a heavy and dark place to visit. it does though give you the feel and a bit of understanding of what happened to Kurds here only a few decades ago... Worth visiting indeed.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Anastasija_anarid
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

The place memories a bit of crime of previous regime against his oppositions its show some of awful touter but the questions is do the new pepole come to power learn and the lesson or they build a new places to prison any one not...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 63abbasa
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

One of the most sadest places that I have ever seen, it can give you brief about the Kurdish history

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Y4906HXmohammeds
Reviewed 7 September 2017

In a world where we seem to be making the same mistakes again and again without learning from some horrendous periods in history, this place is a must visit for anyone in Suley. Be warned, some of the places are heartwrenching and some are just...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Caiterscockroft
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I love and hate this place, i love the activities and the idea .. i love how they remembered our beloved people i love how much they are active .. but what i dont like is I remember the sad memories :'(

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Hana B
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of the places I really wanted to visit, I think it was very educational and I got to know a lot more about what happened in this beautiful country. It was free for entry and you can if you want donate some...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank lahh1
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15 September 2016|
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