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Photo by: Heili Kärg

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0

based on 132 reviews

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Pagari tn 1, Tallinn

Old Town

Open/ Available

01.05-30.09 Mon-Sun 10-18
01.10-30.04 Mon-Sun 11-18

Closed 04.11 & 05.11

Fees

Ticket 5.00€
Child ticket 4.00€
Family ticket 11.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

Contact

info@vabamu.ee

+372 668 0250

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In the heart of the Old Town at Pagari 1 lies the former KGB headquarters in Tallinn. The building has long been a symbol of the former Soviet oppression in Estonia. For thousands of Estonians, the course of suffering began from this place. 

In 1941, Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic (ESSR) Commissariat for Internal Affairs established the prison cells in the cellar of the building at Pagari 1.

In the basement, suspected enemies of the state were imprisoned and interrogated before they were either shot or sent to labor camps in Siberia. The bricked-up basement windows were intended to mute the sounds of the interrogations and torturing. Although the detention centre was used only until 1950, the action taken between the walls lives in the memories to this day.

The prison cells at Pagari Street stand as silent and intimate witnesses, telling the stories of atrocious violations of human rights and the crimes of inhumane regimes.

From July 3 to August 8, 2019 regular tours take place every Wednesday at 14. The tours are in English. 

Location (map)

Pagari tn 1, Tallinn

Old Town

Open/ Available

01.05-30.09 Mon-Sun 10-18
01.10-30.04 Mon-Sun 11-18

Closed 04.11 & 05.11

Fees

Ticket 5.00€
Child ticket 4.00€
Family ticket 11.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

Contact

info@vabamu.ee

+372 668 0250

Information

More

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"if it hadnt rained, I wouldnt have gone in there - a mistake not to."

4.0

October 31, 2019, by AlterSchwede13

if it hadnt rained, I wouldnt have gone in there - a mistake not to. The history is more then interesting. It is not a commercial one, it is historic and it shows the change of the house, and what... Read more

"Fascinating, inexpensive museum"

4.0

October 26, 2019, by O4106HNadams

The KGB prison cells vibrantly bring the past into focus, and will fascinate visitors with its startlingly corporeal representation on the lives of former prisoners. For €5 its definitely worth a... Read more

"Small museum. Nice paintings of witness of KGB torture"

4.0

October 14, 2019, by 721maritab

I have been to quite a few museums and prisons in eastern Europe from this period, and unfortunately this was not my favourite. The entrance was 5 euros and the museum is extremely small. The main... Read more

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