KGB Prison Cells

  Pagari 1 (entrance on Pikk 59) ,   Old Town          +372 668 02 50     10 Oct 2022

The unsuspecting facade of Pagari 1 in the Old Town hides a dark past that once was the KGB Prison Cells in Tallinn. The former KGB headquarters building has long been a symbol of the former Soviet oppression in Estonia. In the basement, suspected enemies of the state were imprisoned in tiny cells, sometimes up to 18 people at a time, before they were interrogated, then either shot or sent to labour camps in Siberia. Visit a part of the dark cellar, KGB Prison Cells is now open for visitors.


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From October through April open Wed – Sun 11:00 – 18:00, closed Mon, Tue. From May through September open Tue – Sun 10:00 – 18:00, closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission €5, reduced €4, family €11. Joint ticket with Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom available.


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