KGB Cells Museum

Riia tänav 15b, Tartu linn, Tartu

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KGB Cells Museum is situated on Riia hill in the ‘grey building’ which housed the South-Estonia Centre of NKVD/KGB in the 1940s and 50s. Visitors can explore the cellar part, where the cells of the arrested used to be located. Some of the cells, the solitary confinement cells, and the corridor part of the cellar are restored in their initial shape. Other former cells contain an exposition that gives an overview of the post-war Estonian freedom fighting and about the crimes of the communist regime. Among other things, it is possible to see photos and things brought from Siberian prison camps, as well as materials about the history of the Forest Brothers and secret resistance organisations.

Times and prices
Open all year round

Tuesday–saturday: 11:00 - 17:00
Monday, sunday closed

  • Adult:

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    5 €
  • Family ticket:

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    10 €
  • Pensioner:

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    2 €
  • University student:

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    2 €
  • School student:

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    2 €
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Features and amenities
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Getting there

Access
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Riiamäe, Pauluse
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Reviews
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Babaynaa

Babaynaa

Sad piece of history

Although the visit was gloomy and sad due to its history, I enjoyed visiting the cells and reading more about it and about some experiences of people in there. A must for all history lovers!

albertpN676JE

albertpN676JE

Highly recommended

The museum is set in a building basement where the KGB held “political” prisoners. I have been there twice. Last time with my family. Our 12 yo was very excited but the place was a bit scarry for our...

thejonpage

thejonpage

Real site

LAST TIME AT THE MUSEUM of Occupations and Freedom I mentioned how modernist architectural designs have been inevitably entwined with the ‘house of terror’ type of exhibition spaces. And now here's...

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