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KGB Cells Museum, Tartu
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Tour KGB Cells Museum, the former headquarters of the infamous secret police. Told through stories, photographs, objects from labor camps, and sound recordings, the museum shares historical information on the communist regime that occupied the country for 47 years. Enter prison cells where inmates were kept and see various items used for persuasion during interrogations. Descend to the basement to get a glimpse of hair-raising exhibits that showcase what the inmates were often subjected to. Call in advance if you wish to reserve a guided tour. Plan your visit to KGB Cells Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Tartu itinerary maker.
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  • If the Museum is quite hard to find, the visit is for the less informative because it's all the Soviet concentration camp system going with the meticulous and chilling accounts of the administration. Among the data, one has literally returned: nearly 1/3 of her Estonian population "disappeared" after coming into the hands of the KGB between 1939 and 1945... You can also see a few cells and the piece of torture remained in the State. Is a must because it gives you an idea of what we have lived people during the Soviet era, and like us, you will come out probably upset
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  • One of the key points in Tartu. However, if you are visiting the Baltics, you will find KGB's Museums everywhere. Not sure which one is the best (maybe Vilnius). The site is well hidden, but if you us...  more »
  • This chilling museum is situated in the basement of the old KGB HQ in a nondescript grey building on Pepleri St. Although small, I learnt a lot about how Estonians suffered under the Soviet regime. Th...  more »