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    Hotel Viru and KGB Museum

    There once was a hotel that came to be named the Viru. The year was 1972, and there were still two decades or so until the fall of Communism and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Any hotel that was appropriate for foreign visitors also had to be appropriate for the KGB... This museum tells the story of more than just one hotel and the KGB: it is a treasure trove of stories of two different worlds - one which existed mostly on paper, of happy Soviet citizens living in friendship and never wanting for anything, led by a wise, all-powerful group of men in a place where there were never any accidents or catastrophes; and the other real world, which was a very different and a much tougher place to live in. Please book in advance to visit the museum.
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    TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

    TripAdvisor logo tripadvisor rating 4.0 of 5

    based on 1236 reviews

    • I found the tour pretty cool and interesting.

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      June 8, 2024 By Ronnie E

      On the tour you are taken up in the lift with a key card from the hotel lobby to the top floor, you then ascend further via some stairs, there are two rooms and a balcony to look at, and you see the... Read more comments

    • Fantastic experience

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      May 19, 2024 By Laura C

      It's a small museum, but the experience was fantastic. The guide was very prepared, and she explained in detail how the KGB was operating in the hotel. She explained how it effected the estonian and... Read more comments

    • An Important Piece of (Horrible) History

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      May 10, 2024 By vaeltava_aave

      A (horrible) piece of history. The museum is quite a quick voisit, but definetely worth it. It's a great reminder of the horrorsm which should never be forgotten, and of things, which are currently... Read more comments