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
sbnhome

sbnhome

Worth a visit

Good insight provision of the way Intourist hotels in the USSR have been designed for purpose. Tje tapping of KGB agents is part of that

thorn133

thorn133

The stories are better then the exhibitions

It was a very interesting visit, and I learned a lot about Tallinn during the Soviet occupation. Both from the hotel view, but also in general. The exhibitions aren’t that interesting. You go there...

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...

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