Kgb Museum, TallinnCurrently Open
- 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
About Kgb Museum, Tallinn
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 Opening and Closing 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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KGB Museum, Tallinn Reviews
It's not a real museum but rather an opportunity to enter the hidden floor in the virtu hotel. This special 23rd floor was used to listen to what foreigners where speaking about. If you're into the soviet era and you like to see and touch how the world looked like at that time you should try this tour. As a fan I really enjoyed it. If you don't care about that era I think you will be bored.
Well worth the trip. Note: Tickets should be booked in advance, but you may be able to buy no-show tickets when the trip starts.
Actually not that impressive (museum in Vilnius is way more interesting) and rather expensive at 11 euros a ticket. The group is with 30 people way too big and it gets really crowded (20 or 22 people should be the maximum number of people allowed in). You get to see two small offices and two views over Tallinn. The guide is friendly and explains well and he speaks English well.
As a museum, it doesn't worth a visit. Of course KGB didn't have a plan to leave some precious artifacts there to be preserved. Bit don't miss the city view from the balcony on 25th floor, especially if you don't stay in the hotel yourself.
Very interesting and a great guide. Notice that you have to book your visit in advance. They have guided tours in eng and finish.