Hotel Viru and KGB Museum

Hotel Viru and KGB Museum

Viru väljak 4, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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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

Is open advance bookings only

01.09–31.05

Is open advance bookings only

  • Adult:

    from

    12 €
  • Child:

    from

    6 €
  • Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

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  • Adult:

    from

    12 €
  • Child:

    from

    6 €
  • Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

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Features and amenities
  • WIFI

  • Food and drinks

Getting there
Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Hobujaama
Tram: Hobujaama
Trolleybus: Kaubamaja
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Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Dianecarole2000

Dianecarole2000

Great dose of history in an entertaining way

Brilliant, I was not really thinking this could be interesting, but the guide really brought this to life and made it interesting. I would recommend if you get the chance.

Josh D

Josh D

Best tour of the trip!

Brilliant tour and learnt so much for the tour guide. Everything was so authentic and eye opening - the highlights of the trip!

Michael M

Michael M

Small but impactful

Small museum with displays of dungeon-like rooms where KGB conducted interrogations during Soviet era. Staff were passionate about Estonian history.

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