Hotel Viru and KGB Museum

There once was a hotel that came to be named the Viru.
The year was 1972, and there were still two decades or so until the fall of Communism and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Any hotel that was appropriate for foreign visitors also had to be appropriate for the KGB...
This museum tells the story of more than just one hotel and the KGB: it is a treasure trove of stories of two different worlds - one which existed mostly on paper, of happy Soviet citizens living in friendship and never wanting for anything, led by a wise, all-powerful group of men in a place where there were never any accidents or catastrophes; and the other real world, which was a very different and a much tougher place to live in.
Please book in advance to visit the museum.

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  • vibran vibran
    Fascinating guided tour

    The KGB Museum in the Sokos Hotel Viru is very much well worth the 10 Euros. The guide was very good and shared many interesting stories. As a great fan of spy/espionage movies/series this was a...

  • tanner159 tanner159
    Espionage comes to life

    We thoroughly enjoy our guided and educational tour of this hidden museum located within this hotel. Our guide sorry but his name escapes us but we both thought was a bit of a ringer for Liverpool...

  • outsidehalf outsidehalf
    I spy wth my little eye, and my camera, and my microphone...

    A very interesting look at life in a hotel patronised by western tourists. Our guide sorry I can't remember her name, was superb, expanding beyond life in the hotel to tell us about life in Estonia...

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