Street Abdi Toptani, Tiranë, Albania
Interesting display that tells the story of the last communist decades of Albanian history. Contains a lot of text. Personally I'd prefer a bit more video or audio instead. A rather unique experience.
The little cousin to the main Bunk'Art, this museum, which is within a communist-era bunker and underground tunnel system below the Ministry of Internal Affairs, focuses on the role of the police and security services in Albania through the turbulent 20th century. While this might not sound especially interesting, the whole thing has been very well put together and makes for a fascinating journey behind police lines.
The place has low oxygen but nothing bad. A bit warm also but a lot of history to be read and seen. There is also augmented reality on each room which is pretty interesting.
You need to visit Bunk Art 1 first to fully understand what’s going on. The place does not give you any introduction or background to the history. You can easily skip the first 3 rooms of the police history before WW2 as it has no relevance to what happens after. In summer the Place is really warm and stuffy. Bring water!
Perhaps a victim of my own ignorance, this museum focused a lot more on the establishment and roles of police and security forces than I anticipated. I thought the experience was pretty average and wish I had visited the House of Leaves instead.
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