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.

    TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

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    • Small but interesting

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      September 22, 2021 By Tonje E

      The museum was much smaller than expected. Only a couple of rooms up on the 23rd floor. But the guide we had was excellent, so we got a lot out of the tour. We also got access to different areas on... Read more comments

    • Show your kids!

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      August 8, 2021 By Olhica

      Everyone should listen. Everyone should know and remember each detail. Everyone should understand how stupid it was…

    • 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.