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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. To visit KGB Museum and other attractions in Prague, use our Prague vacation trip planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We visited with a family to see what's the local view of the soviet times and the KGB. We left unhappy, because we really felt the bad attitude towards us. I'm not defending the soviets, but since its...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Down in the basement, you can see how people have been caught at different times and different rulers. Very impressive. Make sure teens and older youth to better understand the history. 1st floor is mainly about the Partisans and what all they have endured. 2nd floor you can also see how the KGB worked. The audio tour I found very good. If you all want to hear are you just 3 to 4 hours.
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  • July 31, 2017
    It says it was opened on mondays but it was closed. Maybe it was time to Update the opening hours so tourist didn't waste their time  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    A very interesting experience. Great collection of original items from mostly soviet and less Czech communist past. But the most remarkable thing is the guide himself who tells stories behind objects in an unexpected emotional and acting manner. In Addition to his natural accent you dive in in a real atmosphere of these past times what feels like a real adventure. Would recommend it for everybody.
  • July 2, 2017
    The guy really put on a show and tells interesting facts about the KGB past. He runs the place by himself which makes it very layed back which is cool
  • March 11, 2017
    Me and my girlfriend went visit this museum today. It was really amazing. The owner is really knowledgeable about all the historical facts and te items he is presenting. It has been a mesmerizing journey through not only KGB history, but also the troubled times surrounding its evolution. Furthermore, the owner has an amazing collection of KGB-related items, and is keen enough to let you handle some of them. Definitely a place to visit, really worth it! Thanks again to the owner for this very interesting moment!
  • March 11, 2017
    Didn't want us there and couldn't have been more obvious. Showed up right after my child fell asleep in her stroller. The guy walks around the corner and looks at my whole family and says the next tour starts at 1. It was 1248 so we said we would wait. It was only after it was clear we had no intention of leaving that the gentleman decided to try to get us to leave by telling us it isn't for kids. We said it's fine she's asleep and it wont be a problem. The guy then starts getting rude asking my wife if she can guarantee that my child will stay asleep. We got the hint and left.
  • May 13, 2017
    We search the weird things to do in Prague. and we got one of them KGB museum. we walked in. the man was very nice and funny went to a lot of details it was very nice and very nice experience as well. Go for it.

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