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KGB Cells Museum, Tartu

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Tour KGB Cells Museum, the former headquarters of the infamous secret police. Told through stories, photographs, objects from labor camps, and sound recordings, the museum shares historical information on the communist regime that occupied the country for 47 years. Enter prison cells where inmates were kept and see various items used for persuasion during interrogations. Descend to the basement to get a glimpse of hair-raising exhibits that showcase what the inmates were often subjected to. Call in advance if you wish to reserve a guided tour. Make KGB Cells Museum a centerpiece of your Tartu vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tartu trip itinerary builder site.
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  • Although the visit was gloomy and sad due to its history, I enjoyed visiting the cells and reading more about it and about some experiences of people in there. A must for all history lovers!  more »
  • The museum is set in a building basement where the KGB held “political” prisoners. I have been there twice. Last time with my family. Our 12 yo was very excited but the place was a bit scarry for our....  more »
  • A place that is interesting and cartilage at the same time. I recommend it to anyone interested in history
  • Small but interesting and well laid out. English interpretation handouts are available
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