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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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  • More a collection of curators artifacts than a museum. Tour lasts approx 1 hour. Lost of exhibits and knowledge of curator if very good. Lots of acting from the guide.  more »
  • dont waste your money! operator is a bit of a nutter very small 2 room wartime collection, with a focus on different ways to kill people...demonstrated with way too much enthusiasm  more »
  • First of all THANK YOU to the guide who obviousely created, manage and animate this museum. It was VERY INTERESTING to have another point of view from inside Russia. The guide is cash and explain with...  more »
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  • Interesting place. Owner is an eccentric guy, really good with his audience. He walks you around the room, pointing out items of interest and how they were used. He touches on the history of the Russian secret service, but the vast majority of the time is spent on demonstrating how each tool is used to execute someone. Really fun but probably wouldn't recommend for small kids. Lasts about 70 min.
  • As per other reviews, the Russian host is a character. Lively, animated and most certainly entertaining. Yes it could perhaps include more modern KGB insights but make sure your ears listen fast and you could learn a fair bit. Totally recommend.
  • It was interesting but not worth the money. It was a 1.5 hour presentation while standing in a crowded and stuffy small shop focusing more on guns and knives than motivations, gear, and spy methods of the KGB. Certainly the Russian guide has lots of knowledge of the KGB era and he was marginally entertaining but for the money paid, I had expected a higher quality tour. After standing and listening for 1h20m I had to call it quits and move on.
  • 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!
  • Tours are guided and take approx. 90 mins. The curator and tour guide is rather eclectic but informative though his acting is over the top. Much equipment and tools and weapons from WWII and onward. Spy cameras, guns, and knives.
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