KGB Cages Museum

KGB Cages Museum is situated in Riia hill in "grey building" where in 1940-50-s situated South-Estonia Centre of NKVD/KGB. For visitors is opened cellar part where used to be the cages of the arrested. Some of the cages, punishment cells and corridor part of the cellar are restored in their initial shape. Other former cages contain exposition that gives overview about post-war Estonian freedom fighting and about communist regime crimes. Among others it is possible to see the photos and things brought from Siberia prison camps, as well as materials about history of bushwhackers and secret resistance organisations.

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  • Ana L Ana L
    Interesting museum

    One of the key points in Tartu. However, if you are visiting the Baltics, you will find KGB's Museums everywhere. Not sure which one is the best (maybe Vilnius). The site is well hidden, but if you...

  • GHNCLE GHNCLE
    A chilling experience

    This chilling museum is situated in the basement of the old KGB HQ in a nondescript grey building on Pepleri St. Although small, I learnt a lot about how Estonians suffered under the Soviet regime...

  • Blythfire1234 Blythfire1234
    Very interesting exhibitions

    The museum is quite small and very little of the texts are in English but the exhibitions are displayed very well. I also found the museum a little hard to find and its location on Google Maps is...


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