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KGB Museum, Tallinn

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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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  • How the Estonian people endured a long history of occupation and still manage to smile at everyone is a trait that is to bve respected. This museum is an amazing collection of how the KGB operated in ...  more »
  • I found this an enjoyable way to pass the time. An interesting story and the guide was lovely. Also a good opportunity to get a good view over the city. The tour is slightly limited by its small size. 
  • On the top floor there is a earlierly restricted area There is radio room and room for officers. Everything there is soviet style...