KGB Vangikongid
KGB Vangikongid
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
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Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • freutmich
    780 contributions
    Small but Powerful
    I stopped outside this museum because I was drawn to the beautiful architecture and design of the building. It took me a few minutes to realize it was a former KGB facility. It costs 8 Euro to enter the museum, which is a small price to pay for access to this powerful history lesson. Personal stories and personal tragedies are well documented, giving you insight into what horrible things unfolded here. The solitary confinement cell was shocking to see. This is a small museum, but it's an important one. It's worthing taking a half hour to step inside and see this unique glimpse of history.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 2, 2023
  • BigMerk
    Glasgow, United Kingdom2,192 contributions
    Small place but steeped in history
    We nearly missed this place. It’s located in the cellar of a very impressive building and it has original cells where prisoners were interrogated by the KGB. There are 4 cells and a toilet which looks like it was converted from a cell. There are exhibitions in the cells (small) and on the walks, including a timeline of its dark history. Very well worth doing. Entry is 7/8 euros I think
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Honest reviews
    Belfast, United Kingdom65 contributions
    Good way to spend 30 minutes
    This is a great way to spend 30 minutes. I went in when it was very hot as I had a Tallinn card which meant I got free entry. I’m glad I did! I hadn’t planned to visit this and found it very interesting and informative
    Visited July 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 16, 2022
  • Julie C
    Kent, United Kingdom405 contributions
    Small but moving
    A really moving museum - take time to read individual stories and also watch some of the videos as they are shocking as to what people went through, in a relatively recent portion of history.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 29, 2022
  • Emma
    Bourne, United Kingdom57 contributions
    Interesting visit
    The museum, although small, was very informative. The size was reflected in the price which was very reasonable. Lots of different ways of displaying information and hearing stories of those who had stayed in the cells. Good for a quick 30 minute visit.
    Visited December 2019
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 29, 2019
  • Adam S
    103 contributions
    Fascinating, inexpensive museum
    The KGB prison cells vibrantly bring the past into focus, and will fascinate visitors with its startlingly corporeal representation on the lives of former prisoners. For €5 it's definitely worth a visit if you're in Tallinn for even a weekend.
    Visited April 2019
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 26, 2019
  • luigi_ds5
    Milan, Italy51 contributions
    Story to be told
    Very intense experience showing the way people considered as hostile where treated. Particularly, it is interesting to observe the changes on prisoners’ look after being imprisoned by comparing photos before and after being internee
    Thank you for your thoughts!
    Written September 26, 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2019
    Traveled solo
    Written August 30, 2019
  • Elaine R
    52 contributions
    Interesting reminder of history
    Very well worth it. Well set up to take in information. Not a comfortable experience/reminder of the past but one I’m glad we took the time to visit.
    Thank you very much!
    Written September 26, 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2019
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 21, 2019
  • Alison N
    Maidstone, United Kingdom22 contributions
    Thought provoking
    I can't say that this was an enjoyable experience - it was interesting, informative, thought provoking but also quite dismal. It is not a place to visit if you are after entertainment, but it does give an insight into the history of Tallinn and the suffering that people endured. At 5 Euros an adult, I felt it wasn't excessively priced - the visit took approximately 30 minutes and whilst small, wasn't overly crowded.
    Thank you for your feedback!
    Written September 26, 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2019
    Written August 15, 2019
  • Olga H
    Minsk, Belarus713 contributions
    Terrible time of KGB
    These terrible times of KGB passed away for some post-socialism countries, but memory of these severe times is still alive in hearts. Therefore people must visit those museums. I live in country, where KGB is not history, this organization still works in Belarus.Perhaps their methods of work are changed, but anyway this name KGB sounds awful...
    Thank you for your thoughts!
    Written August 7, 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2019
    Traveled solo
    Written August 6, 2019
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Julie C
Kent, UK405 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
A really moving museum - take time to read individual stories and also watch some of the videos as they are shocking as to what people went through, in a relatively recent portion of history.
Written October 29, 2022
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Emma
Bourne, UK57 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
The museum, although small, was very informative. The size was reflected in the price which was very reasonable. Lots of different ways of displaying information and hearing stories of those who had stayed in the cells. Good for a quick 30 minute visit.
Written December 29, 2019
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Adam S
103 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
The KGB prison cells vibrantly bring the past into focus, and will fascinate visitors with its startlingly corporeal representation on the lives of former prisoners. For €5 it's definitely worth a visit if you're in Tallinn for even a weekend.
Written October 26, 2019
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luigi_ds5
Milan, Italy51 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
Very intense experience showing the way people considered as hostile where treated. Particularly, it is interesting to observe the changes on prisoners’ look after being imprisoned by comparing photos before and after being internee
Written August 30, 2019
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Thank you for your thoughts!
Written September 26, 2019
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Elaine R
52 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Very well worth it. Well set up to take in information. Not a comfortable experience/reminder of the past but one I’m glad we took the time to visit.
Written August 22, 2019
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Thank you very much!
Written September 26, 2019
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Alison N
Maidstone, UK22 contributions
Jul 2019
I can't say that this was an enjoyable experience - it was interesting, informative, thought provoking but also quite dismal. It is not a place to visit if you are after entertainment, but it does give an insight into the history of Tallinn and the suffering that people endured.
At 5 Euros an adult, I felt it wasn't excessively priced - the visit took approximately 30 minutes and whilst small, wasn't overly crowded.
Written August 15, 2019
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Thank you for your feedback!
Written September 26, 2019
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Olga H
Minsk, Belarus713 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
These terrible times of KGB passed away for some post-socialism countries, but memory of these severe times is still alive in hearts. Therefore people must visit those museums.
I live in country, where KGB is not history, this organization still works in Belarus.Perhaps their methods of work are changed, but anyway this name KGB sounds awful...
Written August 6, 2019
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Thank you for your thoughts!
Written August 7, 2019
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luv2brew
Concord, MA135 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
This is a small museum, but worth the 5 Euro to keep alive the memory of the prisoners tortured or shot (or both) here. The tiny cells and the torture box preserve the memory of where we could so easily revert to. It is grim, but we need to remember why the Nazis and the Soviets should never be allowed to return to power.
Written July 8, 2019
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Written July 25, 2019
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traveller281
Scotland221 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Costs €5 each per adult. It is quite a small place - one corridor with 5 or 6 cells running off plus one other cell - the solitary confinement one - in a separate corridor. It does have numerous visual displays and explains the history in detail.

It is a fascinating place to visit despite its history
Written June 22, 2019
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Thank you!
Written June 27, 2019
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GreyNomads888
Berwick, Australia547 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
The museum gives you an insight into the conditions you would have to tolerate if you were suspected of anything, even if they were wrong. There are a few information boards to read and cells to look at. It would be better if it was free entry but that’s not going to happen, so if you want to see it you will need to pay. Maybe you have seen something like this elsewhere, in that case there is nothing new.
Written June 9, 2019
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Written June 10, 2019
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