Kgb MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Viru väljak 4, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Phone: +372-6809300
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
Kgb Museum - Review
Taking you to the 1970’s during the Soviet Union where the Soviet citizens lived with chaste friendships and everyone being watched by the party. The environment juxtaposed to the outside world that was more liberal.
The museum uses the setting of ‘Hotel Viru’ and was heavily under surveillance where guest and their conversation was tracked. No accidents and incidents above the rule were allowed. The tour of the museum really gets you in the skin of the Soviet rule and offers a peak into the Soviet world.
Kgb Museum Ticket Prices
- Ticket: Euros 10 per person.
- Hotel guests: Euros 8
- special prices for group on request.
Kgb Museum Hours
- Access to the museum is only through tours.
- From February to April the museum is closed on Mondays.
General tour hours:
- 10:00 am Finnish
- 11:30 am English
- 1:00 pm Finnish
- 2:30 pm Russian or English
- 4:00 pm Finnish
- 5:30 pm Estonian or Russian
Museums Tours 1st June - 31st August:
- 10.00 am Finnish
- 11.00 am English
- 12.00 pm English
- 1.00 pm Finnish
- 2.00 pm English
- 3.00 pm English
- 4.00 pm Finnish
- 5.00 pm Finnish
How To reach Kgb Museum by Public Transport
- Bus: Viru keskus 5
- Light Rail/ Tram: Hobujaama
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car / Bike.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kgb Museum
91.63% of people who visit Tallinn include Kgb Museum in their plan
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40.5% of people start their Kgb Museum visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
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KGB Museum, Tallinn Reviews
Really cool place and decent museum, and an added bonus is the great views over the old town and beyond. This museum covers the significant role of Hotel Viru (the entrance is in the hotel lobby) and is a really interesting insight into Tallinn under Soviet rule. The museum is quite small, and you only have the option to go around with a tour guide in a group of 20 or so. This makes it cramped and difficult to read everything. It would have been good to explore it at our own leisure, but equally the tour was very interesting and necessary as this is still a working hotel with guests. It’s probably just about worth the €12 price - make sure to book ahead of time.
Ok, this place is awesome! Hands down the funniest museum tour ever. The lady giving it was super fun, spoke very good Finnish and very calmly answered all these stupid questions. I'd imagine her English is great, too. Totally worth your money if the history of Soviet union sounds interesting to you. Also, a number one choice for everyone who loves conspiracy theories.
This was an amazing tour. Make sure to book ahead as tours do sell out. We also accidentally booked in the wrong language and they were super helpful and switched it for us. It is an amazing view into the past and what it was like to live in Soviet occupied Estonia. It seems like something out of the movies.
First: when you were looking for the museum, don’t. Look for Hotel Viru and head to the front desk. Second: make sure you make a reservation. In the summer English tours were offered every second hour. You can make a reservation at the front desk or online. Our tour was definitely full. The tour guide we had was a mix of knowledge and deadpan humour. We definitely learned a fair bit with the hour we had, although I wish there was more we could see for the 12 Euro price. If you’re into the Cold War, do it.
Compelling story and history, personally told by a local. Ours was animated and colourful, walking us thoughtfully and unhurriedly through the intriguing rooms and exhibits. Worthy diversion in Tallinn. Don't be fooled by the selfie station in the lobby bar, it's the real thing upstairs