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KGB Hotel Museum in Tallinn


Viru Hotel in Tallinn

Viru Hotel in Tallinn

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A new museum opened in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, in January, 2011. The Viru Hotel, a former headquarters for KGB spy operations, has opened its top floor as a museum. The museum preserves the rooms and equipment the KGB used to eavesdrop on individuals. The "KGB floor" also offers panoramic views of Tallinn.

The entry fee to the KGB hotel museum includes a half-hour bus tour that familiarizes visitors with local KGB history, concentrating on the approximately 20 years the organization was active in the hotel, from 1972 to 1991.

Hours of Operation and Entry Fees:

The KGB hotel museum is open January 13 through April 30, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am and 11:30 am and May 1 through Sept 31, Monday through Friday; tours start at 10:30 am and run every hour.

Reservations for the museum should be made in advance. General admission is 7 euros, but admission for hotel guests is 5 euros.

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