Address: Sovetskaya St. 3, Loyev, Gomel Region, 247095
Telephone Nr: +375 2347 40673 (fax)

The Battle for Dnieper Museum was opened on 9 May 1985 as the branch of the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War. It is traditional to conduct meetings with veterans, courage lessons, thematic evenings, conferences, actions, Memory days and days of open doors, tours, collective creative activities. The museum fund includes more than 4,000 items (2012). The exposition of the museum is devoted to the forced crossing of the Dnieper in the Gomel region by the troops of the Central Front under the command of K.K. Rokossovsky, to the battle actions of 61 and 65 Armies on the Loyev springboard and to the liberation of Loyev from the German-Nazi aggressors. The exposition contains materials about the partisan movement in Loyev and about countrypeople who took part in the Great Patriotic War. The great interest of visitors is raised by the improvised means of the crossing of the first landing groups, by military equipment, collections of weapon, awards, photos, war letters and cards, personal things and documents of the soldiers of the forced crossing of the Dnieper, partisan diaries, newspapers, leaflets, etc. The exposition of the museum extends to the open ground of war equipment on the Dnieper bank. The museum is a memorial monument not only to soldiers but to all the participants in the Great Patriotic War. Here everybody can get to know the heroic past of the region. The museum is included in the tourist route "Golden Ring of Gomel Region".

The First National Forum "Museums of Belarus". Museum Catalogue. The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, 2012.

Additional sources about the museum

Loyev Museum "Battles for Dnieper".


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