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KGB Museum

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This tour is an interesting hour on the history of the KGB in Estonia. Make sure you book ahead... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
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High Spy

Whenever travelling to this part of the world, the KGB museums are always an interesting place to... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2018
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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...more
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Sokos Hotel Viru | Viru Valjak 4, Tallinn 10111, Estonia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is really interesting but small and overpriced. Before come here you have to book tickets online, do it in advance because there is only 2 English tour per day, rest of them is in Estonian

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Trail746165
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very informative guide discussing an interesting period in Tallinn's history. Unfortunately you aren't really seeing much of what was there, rather some pictures and two room mock ups. You have to prebook onto a tour and ours was a big group, meaning you often...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tess_and_company
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide, Pavel, really made this a great experience. The museum is not very large and the tour is about 45 minutes, but he really made it interesting! Will recommend to anyone visiting Tallinn.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cornelia L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a unique museum which you have to book. It is at the top of the viru hotel and tells the story of how the kgb operated in Tallinn from that location. It’s a unique way to bring this element of history to life....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheBroadbents
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

More than a museum it is a permanent exhibition, which by itself could not make sense for people not very familiar with the soviet era. So it makes completely sense that you visit it with a guide, and it is the only way to do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bar B
Reviewed 9 December 2018

An interesting tour in the hidden part of the hotel. It is only a small aspect of that period when KGB controlled people, but makes sens visiting it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Valeriu C
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Tiny museum. Horribly drawn out by a tour guide who loved the sound of her own voice a bit too much...

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

This tour is an interesting hour on the history of the KGB in Estonia. Make sure you book ahead, you can book and pay online or there is a desk in the Viru hotel lobby that you can book through. The tour gives you an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jadams2801
Reviewed 27 November 2018

We booked our tour online before we arrived (I would recommend this as the English tours fill up quickly) The tour guide obviously enjoys his job and was very knowledgeable. A good insight into what happened behind closed doors during the cold war. The equipment...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thegrahams2001
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Whenever travelling to this part of the world, the KGB museums are always an interesting place to visit. Hotel Viru is no exception. Hidden on the 23rd floor of the hotel are two rooms where the KGB operated from the 1970s until 1991. Overnight, the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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6 September 2017|
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Response from kojonootti | Reviewed this property |
And if the Viru desk has a stampede of Finnish tourists (doubtful since summer vacation is over but anyway), also the desk of other smaller hotel in the same lobby can book it for you.
30 June 2015|
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Response from Retsil86 | Reviewed this property |
This is an old question but may be useful for future visits. All you need to do is ring the hotel and book. They speak English so no language problems.