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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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  • When I got there I was handed a booklet in English and told where to start. The museum was really just artifacts that had explanations in the booklet and there were a few posters with information, but...  more »
  • Other reviewers complain that there are only two rooms - this is true, but the tour is more than just "looking" at things. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and gave us an interesting insight in...  more »
  • Stumbled on this by accident on line & so glad we did! Such a fascinating & well guided (by Margit) tour. Well worth the 10 Euros & easy to book art the hotel Viru. Thus tour made our trip to Tallin!