KGB Museum
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We do not sell tickets online ! The Museum is open to the public as usual. Friends, the tour is not held for one visitor. Welcome to the world of the beautiful and eternal ! 16 Euro per person. The KGB museum was founded by the organization Chernyy dozhd is a community of people who are fascinated with the history collected unique items related to the activities of the Soviet Secret Service. The presence of many exhibits is primarily due to anarchy and lack of control over many state museums in the USSR during its division into many independent states, which used to be former Soviet socialist republics. Only due to the Chernyy dozhd organization many priceless exhibits were saved from looting, destruction and recycling. This is the first time in the world memorabilia previously belonging to the first persons of the Soviet Union, the heads of the Cheka-NKVD-GPU-OGPU-MGB-KGB .
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Neighborhood: Malá Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city. Nestled underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the Kings route taken by future kings on their way to coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighborhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighborhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
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  • Jacob Simpson
    5 contributions
    An amazing guide with an amazing collection
    The man running this tour makes it a must see in Prague. The collection is very interesting but it's really the experience of the tour guide which makes it. It was one of the highlights of the trip - I've never come across a more enthusiastic, passionate and engaging tour guide. He's an intense guy but you can tell he loves what he does. He's very knowledgeable and very funny and seems to know every item in the collection like the back of his hand. It's a really interesting collection - there are things there that you won't get an opportunity to see elsewhere. Lots of spy gadgets like miniature cameras and concealed weapons as well as other artefacts like war medals, a really interesting collection of knives and guns, authentic costumes and other Soviet/Nazi/KGB paraphernalia. Entry was 16 Euro per person - it is absolutely worth the experience. We were lucky enough to have most of the tour being just our small group of four but I'm sure it'd be amazing with larger groups or a collection of small groups.
    Warmest thanks )
    Written April 20, 2022
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    Written April 16, 2022
  • Andreas D
    2 contributions
    Should be on your top 5 list to visit
    Amazing experience! We visited the museum on the 11th of February. When we arrived the host said that he already had a group of people and that we should revisit in an hour. We sat at a local cafe and when we returned we immediately started the tour. Andrei was super informative and provided one of the best tours and experiences I've had for something that is hard to know much about such as the KGB. The KGB museum in Prague should be in the top 5 visits if you visit Prague. We also got an amazing Soviet style poster as a gift. Andrei - thank you from your visitors from Greece and the UK
    Thanks for your kind words !
    Written March 22, 2022
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    Traveled with friends
    Written March 19, 2022
  • Rachel A
    United Kingdom5 contributions
    Very unique
    This museum, whilst small, is very thorough and is run by a highly enthusiastic and entertaining individual. It costs 400 czk per person and is run in small groups. This is a once in a life time opportunity. Would not recommend taking children as there are lots of weapons on display.
    Thank you for stopping by )
    Written November 6, 2021
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    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 3, 2021
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Jack Morrison
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
I was amazed with the breadth of artefacts and items on display in the museum and the knowledge that was shared with us throughout the tour.

The stories, detail and interactivity were above and beyond anything I've ever expected or experienced in a museum before. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in modern European/War History or anyone interested in the Russian KGB/FSB.
Written January 1, 2023
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Thanks a million !
Written January 18, 2023
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Mihaela P
44 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Went to this place thinking it's going to be something similar to the Spy Museum in Berlin - I couldn't be more wrong!
Visiting the "museum" can only be made with the tour of the owner, you can't just visit on your own. Why you ask? Because only like this you can try to justify the price of 16€... It's just of bunch of items with no description or anything. Place is no bigger than a flat.
When I go to a museum I like to be on my own, to read and look at the items in my own time - that was not an option here!
To be honest, the guide kindda scared us as we were 2 women, nobody else inside and the guy has some exagerated theatrics that made us really uncomfortable.
On top of that he did not wear a mask and he even encouraged us to do the same (we did keep them on, of course).
At the end of the day is a matter of personal opinion but I do not recommend visiting this!
Written July 25, 2021
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We treat such " special " people very well. But when they began to sing loudly some nazi song, I could not stand it. Apparently, this is such an element of special education... The second girl began to tell that her great-grandfather fought in Africa and killed many people. In general, a very strange couple. At the end of the tour, they went to the toilet together. I heard once again that the bad Nazis rigged the elections, seized power, and then forced the good Germans to kill Jews and Slavic people. Of course , Hitler is to blame for all this. It is sad and insulting to see such people next to you. Although there is nothing surprising, nazism raises its head. We wish you all good and happiness !
Written August 3, 2021
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Michael
Manhattan, KS8 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Andrei was a lively and expressive tour guide. The tour felt like it was so short because of how interesting it was. He was extremely energetic and charismatic while delivering information on the KGB weapons, history and practices. The tour lasted an hour and was priced fairly. I would recommend this to anyone interested in the KGB and was one of my favorite attractions in Prague.
Written September 3, 2022
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Thanks a tone )
Written September 4, 2022
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Barry
Cambridge, UK3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
The museum looks very unappealing from the outside, just two adjoined shop fronts with a handwritten notice of when the next tour takes place. At the stated time, the door is unlocked and you are ushered inside by the curator. Once inside, the KGB Curator grabs your attention from the start and spends the next one and three quarter hours explaining the history of the KGB and their spying techniques. A thoroughly interesting museum and everyone was impressed by the curators enthusiasm and extensive knowledge. Best Museum Ever!
Written August 25, 2022
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Thanks a tone )
Written August 26, 2022
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Boris B
Boston66 contributions
May 2022
Regardless whether I agree or not with everything guide was telling( and I do disagree with everything) his presentation was absolutely superb ,unusual and plainly artistic.It was theatre of one actor.It was not just a story- it was real performance.
Guide is obviously utterly enthusiastic and sacredly believes in everything he tells.His gesticulation , movements were really memorable.
I doubt that anywhere else you will find such unusual presentation.
I strongly recommend everyone to attend this presentation.You do not have to believe in what he is telling, but I guarantee that you will remember this visit and will not regret.
Written May 24, 2022
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Thanks a lot )
Written May 30, 2022
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Arthur E
1 contribution
Aug 2022
THIS PLACE IS A SCAM. Too long and too expensive. If you are a fan of history I would strongly advise avoiding this place, you'd learn more about the KGB from wiki than from this tour. The owner and tour guide is a strange angry man who made us feel extremely uncomfortable – the tour solely consists of one hour of this man showing you different ways to kill somebody while he makes weird noises. The museum is simply two small rooms filled with replicas and Soviet memorabilia but it feels more like that weird neighbour kid's bedroom more than an actual museum. There are so many better things to do in Prague than waste your time and money here. Please read the other negative reviews and the petty unpleasant replies that the owner has left to give you a good idea of what to expect from this 'museum'.
Written January 5, 2023
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This unkempt-looking man was not allowed into the Museum because his jacket had Nazi symbols and a Hitler badge. He also wrote a comment on Google, but covered himself with a Jewish name (Jeff Rabe ) Another fake review.
Written January 9, 2023
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Jon
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
400 czech koruna each is quiet expense for 2 rooms worth of memorabilia. Most other museums in Prague aren't as much as this. No indication of price until the end.

Wouldn't go as a woman or a pair of women as the guy running is odd (just look he he responds to negative reviews). Half of the tour is him demonstrating how to injure and kill people with knives. Great if you are after self defence classes and glorification of the KGB, not so great if you want to understand the atrocities of a suppressive regime. Definitely a museum like no other.
Written December 15, 2022
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You can 't calm down ...We have already responded to your insults on Google - tell us about the atrocities of your regime. Trying to spit on other people's backs makes you feel better, that's understandable. You haven't visited our Museum, you're one of those people who try to look significant. It looks ridiculous and pathetic.
Written December 27, 2022
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mike_m
Dublin, Ireland33 contributions
May 2022
I visited based on a recommendation. What surprised me when I read the reviews after visiting was the number of people who loved the experience. I can only say I found it bizarre and uncomfortable. Basically it's a two room premises where the owner gives you a personal tour of Russian artefacts from the cold war and not a spy museum as such. The tour starts with a propaganda video of the victory parade in Red Square (?) and goes on to show you some spy devices, military equipment and uniforms. The artefacts themselves are interesting but what I found bizarre was the tour guide acting out how you kill someone using one of these devices or sniffing the dried blood of what he claimed was his grandfathers second world war army knife. Not my idea of history - I couldn't wait to get out of the place fast enough!! I suggest before you visit read the responses to the previous negative reviews as this will give you an indication of what to expect.
Written May 24, 2022
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Envy spoils the best human qualities...
Written May 30, 2022
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Lorraine B
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Couples
What can I say? This was great!! but I'm glad I read the reviews beforehand as I came prepared. The owner is just as we imagined! Lots of great theatrical displays and I now know what to do if I'm ever approached by a Nazi. I'd defo recommend and it's only a ten minute walk from Charles Bridge through some wonderful architecture, so you won't be disappointed.
Written January 14, 2023
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Thanks a TON !
Written January 19, 2023
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Blacklisa
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Honestly, I felt scared visiting this place. The guy was funny until he started to show off his collection of knives, handling them in front of our face and showing us 100 techniques to kill someone, making weird noises. I didn’t learn any history at all unfortunately - the things he told about were more anecdotes than facts and there wasn’t any red thread.
Written December 21, 2022
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To be honest, you didn't strike me as a funny person, you even scared me. I've never seen such empty eyes. I even thought I could see the back of your skull in your eyes. I dare say that you have not studied not only history, but also geography and the rules of good manners. Understand, you must have at least a general idea of the story, in this case, even the BBC movie stories will do. Now about the sounds. This brings the action as close to reality as possible. About the sounds that you made, I will not report, there are limits of decency. I want to wish you all the best, try to look wider at the world around you. I've seen how in your country they just stick a gun in your face and demand money, as soon as they show you a very rare knife, you start screaming about safety. Did you really write that ? We read your reviews on Google, maybe you should focus on cafes and shops? Happy New Year !
Written December 27, 2022
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  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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