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KGB Museum, Tallinn

(3.7/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
Housed in a hotel that was once a hot spot for foreign visitors, KGB Museum presents a stark reminder of the secret police network that operated in the Soviet Union. Owned and operated by foreigners, the Hotel Viru became a target of KGB monitoring. Take a guided tour (offered several times daily in English) to see the KGB's secret operating room, which has been more or less untouched since the Soviet collapse in 1991. You'll see the workstations operatives used to spy on the hotel's guests, which connected to an extensive system of electronics wired into the building. This museum is accessible only by organized tour. Reservations are required; be sure to call in advance to arrange your visit. Before you head to Tallinn, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tallinn family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Tallinn has to offer, including KGB Museum.
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  • The history of Estonia is eventful and a piece is to see in this KGB-museum. It's not really big, but the guide tells quite an interesting stories at the objects. As a result, the story to life and you imagine yourself an hour in the Soviet era.
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  • Pavel the guide (also known as Paavo for finns) was absolutely great!! he made the tour both fun and interesting. Without the guide the tour would not have made any sense... pavel knows what he is spe...  more »
  • Excellent guide Pavel entertained us and gave us historical facts with a smile. This is historical grounds from only yesterday. Along with this you get stunning views. The rest of our visit we were ve...  more »