The Great Patriotic War is what Russians and Belarussians call World War II. This is a war museum, so it's obviously not bright and cheerful, but it's very large and well done with a variety of exhibits. I am, by no means, a person who is normally fascinated with war, but I would recommend this as a Belarussian cultural experience. This museum has its own website
. Call ahead for details on arranging an English-speaking tour guide.