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KGB Museum, Tallinn
(3.7/5 based on 750+ 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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  • Travelling in Tallinn, one of the fascinating thing is the recent history of the cold war. People we meet lived with KGB close by, and this museum tells a part of Estonian every day life in the Soviet...  more »
  • We were shown around by the wonderful guide Pasha who really helped us all to understand the history of the KGB in Tallinn. We were shown the radio room which is kept as it was when the KGB left the h...  more »
  • Terrible, terrible times the KGB! Although all personnel interviewed said no harassment from this organization are not observed. For primitive people who do not know history.
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