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KGB Museum, Prague

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Discover Communist-era Prague at KGB Museum, located just down the street from the city's famed medieval castle. Established by a group of enthusiastic collectors of KGB memorabilia, this private museum contains a large collection of spy cameras and interrogation devices, as well as a series of rare photographs taken in 1968 by a KGB officer on assignment in Prague. The museum also displays some of the more bizarre artifacts from the Communist period, including Lenin's death mask, Trotsky's murder weapon, and a radio taken from the cabinet of Lavrentiy Beria, the chief of the Soviet secret police apparatus during World War II. Put KGB Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Prague travel route planner.
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  • Total immersion in the atmosphere with this guide completely animated by its subject, it was just amazing! I recommend completely, it was genius! Special mention to the spear-blade knife and saw to spinal cord I fell in love with... hahaha don't take the very small it is certain! Bravo Mr guide we'll be back! ✊
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  • My partner wanted to visit this museum so i accompanied him. I wasn't much into the KGB stuff but i managed to find it quite interesting, and to be honest i am glad the guy was a bit crazy and theatri...  more »
  • This tour only lasts about an hour, the tour guide is very knowledgable. Highly recommended. Also at the end don't forget to have your picture taken downstairs with the kgb agents  more »
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  • Very, very interesting experience! The owner greets people by groups so you might wait a bit for your turn, then shows bits of a video while explaining a lot of stuff, as well as shows/explains a lots of old objects and spy tech. I think we spent an hour in the visit. Took pictures with weapons and parts of outfits too. Fair warning though: the guy speaks in English but *very* fast and has a bit of an accent. Great visit!
  • A cool collection of Soviet memorabilia, focusing on the military and KGB. The host is very passionate, energetic, and a little eccentric. He gives an entertaining guide and explains/demonstrates how some of the gadgets were used. You won't learn as much about the history of the KGB, but it's definitely worth the experience! You even get to hold an AK-47, PPSH, and a number of different knives. Expect to spend roughly 1-1.5hrs here.
  • This place is absolutely worth a visit. A good collection of weapons and covert gadgets from the Soviet era used by the Army and KGB. The star of the museum is without doubt the guide. He is everything that makes this place worth the visit. He, for me, was the museum and the displays were just his props. Informative, charming and captivating. Enjoy.
  • It was refreshing to have a guided tour around a museum and the museum has a whole host of articles to look at. The guide admits he is a little rusty at English at times but he does well enough to be understood and is an interesting character to take the tour with, from acting out the deaths, letting you have a photo with some of the items, or hold particular things, he is a fountain of knowledge on the items in the museum, though his passion comes across a little unnerving at times. As some reviewers have said, he does lock the front door while the tour takes place, but this seems to be when the tour enters the furthest part of the museum since he can't then keep an eye on the door and the weaponry in that section of the museum. I'm not sure I particularly learnt anything about the KGB or how it all fitted together but it was cool to see lots of spy gadgets and the weapons that were used/being used.
  • Definitely worth visiting and paying for. That Russian guy who gives the tour knows his exhibition and explains in a theatrical way all the history and its items connected to it. Funny and educational, exceeded my expectations.

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