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KGB Museum

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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
+372 680 9300
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Reviewed 5 days ago

May be it was just me but the place had a feeling of dread or fear about it. One of the cells was only big enough to stand in; no room to sit or squat down. There is lots of bits and pieces around the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The KGB is the stuff of legends. Learning of its role in occupied Estonia is intriguing. While this roof top museum has some interesting artifacts (ie fully equipped spy room), the tour seems to fall short. The truth of the KBG is that it spies...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really excited to go deep into KGB but it was extremely boring to do this tour.75% per cent of the tour was not related to KGB at all but to the hotel history-what kind of food was served and how many employees worked...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little museum tucked away on the 22nd floor of Hotel Viru is worth it if you're interested in the history of spycraft. It is a tiny bit expensive for its size, but they only allow groups with a guide so they can keep things...as...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I felt that this was too expensive for what it is. It’s has a very interesting history but I did not feel they did it justice. It would be nice to hear the stories of people that stayed and worked there. The group size was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You need to book ahead! Tour only takes 13 people. If coming by Cruise ship, the shuttle drops you here and it is a short walk to the hotel. If you don’t get in here, try the KGB Cells in Old Town. No need to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour as it brought to life what it must have been like to live in the Soviet era in the Baltics. The tour guide was very knowledgeable - having lived through the 70s and 80s while the Viru Hotel (and its...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ScullyR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a a wonderful guide who firstly was very knowledgeable and secondly I loved her fairly dry humor that really fit the Soviet stories. I also had enough time to take my own photos, read a bit what was on the walls etc. I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank EstKEK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only in Tallinn for 2 days and read about this tour .. on off chance called to hotel info desk and they got us on English tour .. well worth it .. lots of interesting info of the times .. great view from 23rd floor...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 928elainer
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

I guess if you’re interested in the Cold War then you’ll enjoy this, otherwise you may want to skip it. The exhibits are nothing too special but they are authentic. By far the highlight though (and as other have noted) was our guide Magrit. Give...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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September 6, 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.
June 29, 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.