KGB Museum

KGB Museum, Tallinn: Hours, Address, KGB Museum Reviews: 4/5

Friday
11:30 - 16:00
Saturday
11:30 - 16:00
Sunday
11:30 - 16:00
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In Soviet time Hotel Viru was good enough to accommodate foreigners. It also had to be good enough for the KGB ... The museum represents a collection of the stories of two worlds. In one of them, mostly existing on paper, happy Soviet people enjoyed a life of plenty and friendship, led by a single wise political party. The other world – the real one – had a nature much more diverse and complicated.
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Tonje E
Drammen, Norway13 contributions
Small but interesting
Sep 2021
The museum was much smaller than expected. Only a couple of rooms up on the 23rd floor. But the guide we had was excellent, so we got a lot out of the tour. We also got access to different areas on the roof top, which had some really beautiful views of the city.
Written 22 September 2021
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Olhica
Lviv, Ukraine118 contributions
Show your kids!
Aug 2021 • Family
Everyone should listen. Everyone should know and remember each detail. Everyone should understand how stupid it was…
Written 8 August 2021
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Miso Hungry
London, UK13 contributions
Fascinating tour
Jul 2020
Fascinating tour and historical insight into the KGB and Viru Hotel. Thoroughly knowledgable guide full of stories of Soviet paranoia. Highly recommended.
Written 17 July 2020
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Nikolaus K
Arlesheim, Switzerland179 contributions
low expectations...
Jul 2020
This museum (on floor 23 of the hotel) would be nice and interesting, if the guide could make some more out of it.

But he did the tour in 45 minutes, without special stories and he was only interested in getting rid of the guests in a short time. After 45 minutes - we did not even have enough time to see all the walls - we have been asked out.

The "museum" is rather small (2 rooms).

Do not expect lot, then you will not be disappointed.
Written 3 July 2020
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Catriona F
Guildford, UK577 contributions
Brilliant tour of a time the Estonian's want to forget
Mar 2020
The most interesitng thing about the tour is you realise how little Tallinn wants to talk about the time when they were ruled by the Soviets. It's as if they are trying to erase it from history. This gives real insight into the Soviet Union and the attitude to a closed border and total control. Don't miss it when you visit Tallinn.
Written 6 March 2020
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Catherine M
Kent UK24 contributions
History in our lifetime
Feb 2020
Brilliant must see tour of where the KGB monitored foreign visitors. It is how you imagine James Bond would work in a weird way. Absolutely top notch. Going back in a couple of months for a second view.
Written 20 February 2020
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Kevin E
4 contributions
KGB museum
Feb 2020 • Friends
Guide was really knowledgeable. Examples of technology used was shown. Wish there was more to see like the second floor where the KGB did the spying. Only the top floor with two rooms were open for tour. A little pricey at 11 Euro.
Written 19 February 2020
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Garethman
Ynys Mon57 contributions
Interesting insight into Soviet paranoia.
Feb 2020
Interesting, but short and sweet. It would have been useful to see one of the rooms that had been bugged and to know whether the KGB had ever heard anything of significance. Essentially The view from the hotel is amazing, but the tour is somewhat limited in it\s scope,
Written 14 February 2020
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Marty D
Galway, Ireland14 contributions
Intersting
Apr 2019
Brought reality to the not so distant cold war , well worth a visit. Its a different museum experience I thought the building gives a sense a sadness when you go in ,I thought the tour was realistic and well worth a visit.
Written 11 February 2020
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Grubbygrocer
Wokingham, UK9 contributions
Secrets of the KGB
Nov 2019 • Friends
This was a brilliant way to pass an hour - absolutely fascinating and a little bit unnerving. You hear of these things in spy books and films but this tour brings it to life. The guide was a bit fierce to begin with but she loosened up and was very knowledgeable about her subject. You get some great views of the new and old parts of Tallinn. Best bit was that they allowed you to try on the old comrade hats and sit in the actual chairs and pick up the phones that were a hotline to KGB HQ. Loved it
Written 5 February 2020
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