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KGB Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Small but interesting

You have to make a reservation. You may do that in the Viru hotel reseption or on the net (where... read more

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Olaffen
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Oslo, Norway
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Excellent and thought provoking

A fascinating social history of time under KGB oversight. Margit, our guide, spoke for just under... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
zoew550
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London, United Kingdom
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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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You have to make a reservation. You may do that in the Viru hotel reseption or on the net (where tickets are available as well). Be prepared for some waiting while the guide collects money from those without tickets. Elevator to 22nd floor where the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Olaffen
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After taking some time to find the hotel, we were lucky enough to arrive at hotel Viru when an English language tour was about to begin. There was a small group of us and we all proceeded to the 22nd floor. Our guide Ava was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had heard it is good! And we totally agree! Our tourguide new her stuff and made us laugh too. We highly recommend this.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TanjaKoo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A fascinating social history of time under KGB oversight. Margit, our guide, spoke for just under an hour and made the visit to the top of the hotel come to life. She was keen to answer any questions and speak of life in different times...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zoew550
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Indeed this is not a museum in the usual sense, but it is the fascinating story of the role of a hotel in the activities of the KGB during the Russian occupation of Tallinn. The stories were related by a really engaging guide, who kept...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

Rather overpriced for the amount of rooms you visit. Good view from the roof though. Guide has a few good stories

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jamesa4829
Reviewed 2 February 2019 via mobile

This was the worst museum I have ever been. Only two rooms and two balconies. For 11€ way too much money. The information were interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Travelguide2019
Reviewed 5 January 2019 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 January 2019 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 1 January 2019

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
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Iilmei
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.
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Raysea1188
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.
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