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.
- Ticket: Euros 10 per person.
- Hotel guests: Euros 8
- special prices for group on request.
- 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
- Bus: Viru keskus 5
- Light Rail/ Tram: Hobujaama
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car / Bike.
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91.58% of people who visit Tallinn include Kgb Museum in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
40.5% of people start their Kgb Museum visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kgb Museum
63.32% of people prefer walking in order to reach Kgb Museum
If you're looking for in depth KGB history you'll not get it here. What you will get is a light hearted look at what life was like behind the iron curtain working in this hotel. Great guide who's script is entertaining, yet informative and well delivered.
Nice experience! The guide is really nice and the KGB room interesting, but 11 euro are too much! 5-7€ could be the fair price.
Really enjoyed the tour, which is informative and very entertaining. The guide clearly knew his stuff and his dry humour didn't prevent him being able to answer all sorts of questions. There is a slightly disturbing opportunity at the end to get a selfie of yourself being interrogated by two cardboard KGB agents but don't let that put you off!
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.
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.