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The Museum of KGB Cells


The Museum of KGB Cells is situated in the "gray house" which in the 1940s–1950s housed the NKVD/KGB. The basement floor, where a remand prison for political prisoners was situated, is open for visitors. Part of the cells, lock-ups and the corridor in the basement have been restored in their former shape.
Other former cells house an exposition, which gives an overview of the history of the Estonian Resistance Movement, the crimes of the communist regime and life in a remand prison. In the exhibition you can find plans drawn by the Soviet authorities for conducting deportations, leaflets distributed by the schoolchildren's underground organizations, objects from the GULAG prison camps, information about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's connection to Estonia, as well as a great number of other photos and documents illustrating Estonian contemporary history.

The seminar room provides space for temporary exhibitions. From December till February a small exhibition "Christmas in Captivity is on display.
The exhibition consists of remembrances provided by former political prisoners, photos and Christmas cards sent from Gulag. We would like to thank Tartu Association of Former Political Prisoners and the Museum of Occupations for their assistance.

In Estonia the total number of people who fell victims to different repressions from the security organs amounted to approximately 122,000 and more than 30,000 of them lost their life.


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KGB Cells Museum





Address:

Riia 15b
Tartu 51010
Estonia
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Opening times:
Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 17


Ticket prices:
Adults: 4 euros
Children, students and seniors: 2 euros
Family: 10 euros
Guided tour in English: 20 euros (max 30 persons)
Guided tour in German: 20 euros (max 30 persons)

Contact:
Curator: Indrek Hallik

e-mail: kgb@katarina.ee




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