KGB Cages Museum

KGB Cages Museum is situated in Riia hill in "grey building" where in 1940-50-s situated South-Estonia Centre of NKVD/KGB. For visitors is opened cellar part where used to be the cages of the arrested. Some of the cages, punishment cells and corridor part of the cellar are restored in their initial shape. Other former cages contain exposition that gives overview about post-war Estonian freedom fighting and about communist regime crimes. Among others it is possible to see the photos and things brought from Siberia prison camps, as well as materials about history of bushwhackers and secret resistance organisations.

KGB Cages Museum is situated in Riia hill in "grey building" where in 1940-50-s situated South-Estonia Centre of NKVD/KGB. For visitors is opened cellar part where used to be the cages of the arrested. Some of the cages, punishment cells and corridor

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  • Very scary noises from russian kgb

    You go down steps and into the main area where the KGB held some prisoners when the Russians invaded Estonia,and there are the actual cells,the cruel instruments that they used on tables,and in glass...

  • Small and interesting

    Small museum just a short walk away from central Tartu. Be on the lookout for the entrance as it might not be instantly obvious from a distance. It's informative and interesting, it won't take you...

  • Small and informative

    I highly recommend! It's small with just a few cells, but there is a lot of information to read that is fascinating. There's a timeline of Estonian occupations over the last century and stories of...


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