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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  • sage w sage w

    Harrowing yet thoroughly interesting

    this is a great way to learn about the occupations of Estonia. It has sound effects and can be surprising but definitely worth a visit. Not too far away from the old town at all so should be included...

  • Al B Al B

    Authentic and educational

    If you like cold-war history, etc., this is great. It has a lot of artifacts and information in different languages. Allow about an hour and look for the sunflower monument behind the building. Maybe...

  • Valdis T Valdis T

    KGB Cells Museum - Grey house

    KGB Cells Museum - "Grey house" is situated next to the Academus hostel or Pepleri 14 hostel. It is one floor downstairs, undergound. One floor, with small cabins, where many people suffered from the...

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