Hotel Viru and KGB Museum

Viru väljak 4, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

BOOK View on map

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.

Times and prices
01.06–31.08

Is open advance bookings only

Is open advance bookings only

  • Adult:

    from

    11 €
  • Child:

    from

    5.5 €
  • Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

    BOOK
  • Adult:

    from

    11 €
  • Child:

    from

    5.5 €
  • Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

    BOOK
Features and amenities
  • WIFI

  • Food and drinks

Getting there

Access
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Hobujaama
Tram: Hobujaama
Trolleybus: Kaubamaja
Coordinates
View on map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
274hungry

274hungry

Fascinating tour

Fascinating tour and historical insight into the KGB and Viru Hotel. Thoroughly knowledgable guide full of stories of Soviet paranoia. Highly recommended.

nikolausk779

nikolausk779

low expectations...

This museum (on floor 23 of the hotel) would be nice and interesting, if the guide could make some more out of it. But he did the tour in 45 minutes, without special stories and he was only...

Catriona F

Catriona F

Brilliant tour of a time the Estonian's want to forget

The most interesitng thing about the tour is you realise how little Tallinn wants to talk about the time when they were ruled by the Soviets. It's as if they are trying to erase it from history...

Tutvu pakkuja teiste pakkumistega
Places nearby
View on map
Newsletter Newsletter