Attractions & museums

    Hotel Viru and KGB Museum

    Those intrigued by the city's secret history can take the guided tour of the KGB Museum on the 23rd floor of Sokos Hotel Viru.

    In Soviet times it was rumoured that the KGB had files on everyone and that they operated in the Viru Hotel. The latter rumour turned out to be true, as you will see on this fascinating tour. Not only will you get an inkling for what the operatives were up to, you'll also get some great insights into the history of the hotel, which was designated exclusively for foreign guests visiting the USSR.

    To continue the 1980s throwback theme, you can pay a visit to the hotel's second floor Currency Bar.

    Advance booking required.

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    • Fascinating tour

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      July 17, 2020 By 274hungry

      Fascinating tour and historical insight into the KGB and Viru Hotel. Thoroughly knowledgable guide full of stories of Soviet paranoia. Highly recommended.

    • low expectations...

      tripadvisor rating 2 of 5
      July 3, 2020 By nikolausk779

      This museum (on floor 23 of the hotel) would be nice and interesting, if the guide could make some more out of it. But he did the tour in 45 minutes, without special stories and he was only... Read more comments

    • Brilliant tour of a time the Estonian's want to forget

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      March 5, 2020 By Catriona F

      The most interesitng thing about the tour is you realise how little Tallinn wants to talk about the time when they were ruled by the Soviets. It's as if they are trying to erase it from history... Read more comments