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
Coordinates
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Reviews
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ffay005

ffay005

Great throwback to Soviet times

At 12 EUR, it is perhaps a bit expensive, but nevertheless an interesting experience. The tour was guided and took about 50 minutes. Our guide, Pavel, spoke fluent Finnish, but with a thick Russian...

Martinthecyclist

Martinthecyclist

Disappointing

Little to see. Not easy to understand the guide. Overpriced. Would benefit from more structure and stories.

Q4391OWmb

Q4391OWmb

only two small rooms, nothing special, too expensive!

I personally was extremely disappointed. The guided tour took 1 hour and we‘ve only visited two little rooms with some KGB artifacts. Moreover there were so many people on the tour that you could...

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