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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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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  • A really great museum. It's a private collection of the owner who delivers very passionate and dramatic explanations on the weapons and items used by the KGB. Please note, this is more of a tour than a walk through museum, and you can only visit at set times. My tour was at 1:20PM and lasted about an hour. Tours are only in English or Russian. People who aren't interested in this will still find it highly entertaining.
  • What a place. A small, privately owned museum. Only about the size of a 2 bedroom apartment but filled with WWII and cold war memorabilia up to the roof. The owner can only be described as offensively Russian. Wearing his Joseph Stalin T-Shirt to an endless-loop of the Russian National Anthem and videos of the 2015 victory parade. First thing he told me was that there is a lot of "Anti-Russian propaganda" in my country, to which I replied, that my country is too far away from Russia to care much. But anyway. The tour is done enthusiastically, in heavy-accented English, without any clear structure but excellent showmanship. It is the best weird collection of spy gadgets I've ever seen. Real-life James Bond stuff. If you can ignore that fact that his presentation is highly politicized to the point of seeming almost comical, you will have a great time. Props to you, random Russian owner who probably would approve of a restauration of the Soviet Union.
  • yes, the tour is expensive and a bit chaotic. When there were new visitors came in the middle of the tour, the owner just let them joined. But then those visitors would listen the explanation from the middle. After the tour finished, those new visitors would get the explanation that they missed. But it was a good memory since the tour is just 'different' and interesting.
  • Very entertaining experience, although I am not sure what to make of the historical accuracy. The owner/guide puts a lot of passion into his presentation and can be quite dramatic at times. His heavy Russian accent may be hard to understand at times, but it only added to the authenticity of the tour in my opinion. There are tons of guns and spy weapons in his collection which you can hold and take pictures with.
  • It is a different kind of museum. It is a collection presented very enthusiastically by the owner. He adds very drama to every presentation and points out very specific details. Ideal for Word war fanatics, a museum out of the ordinary!

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