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

    11 €
  • Child:

    from

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

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  • Adult:

    from

    11 €
  • Child:

    from

    5.5 €
  • 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
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Tonje E

Tonje E

Small but interesting

The museum was much smaller than expected. Only a couple of rooms up on the 23rd floor. But the guide we had was excellent, so we got a lot out of the tour. We also got access to different areas on...

Olhica

Olhica

Show your kids!

Everyone should listen. Everyone should know and remember each detail. Everyone should understand how stupid it was…

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.

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