The museum is a little bit away from the center of town - easily accessible by subway. Unfortunately, the three touristic maps that we had stopped just short of the area of the museum - still, it was not difficult to find. Building is part of a large complex - all of which used to be controlled by the Stasi. From what I could see, many of the buildings have been put to other uses (doctor's offices, etc). The museum itself is in te building at the end of the yard, next to the Stasi archives.
The exhibition is large, mostly bilingual (English/German) and gives a good overview of the history of the former East German secret police. While I would have preferred more emphasis on the methods, the variety of devices and gadgets is mind boggling.
The building itself and the furniture are a prime example of late comunist architecture and design.
The building housed the administrative offices of the Stasi so don't expect cells and torture chambers. The Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial is located a short walk + tram ride away and is not to be missed - a real prison complete with interrogation chambers, cells, barbed wire etc.
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