The KGB Spy Museum is a modern, unique museum, where games and stories are just as important as educational experiences. Touching and trying the exhibits helps people learn and remember. At the KGB Spy Museum, you can explore the life of a KGB espionage agent through interacting with the artifacts on display:
The interrogation chair was a torture device used by the KGB to extract information from suspects or enemies. It is very uncomfortable and restrictive, designed to help an interrogator quickly get information that they need. In the museum you will have the possibility to sit in the chair, to be tied up, and even to try and escape. Will you be able to hold up under the pressure?
Learn how to read and encrypt Morse code, one of the oldest and most versatile forms of cipher still in use. You can practice deciphering the dots and dashes at the museum, trying to decode messages in real time just the same as any spy.
Smart phones are so common these days that we have forgotten that the first phone systems were managed by human beings. Managing the phones is a tricky job and requires attention to detail, focus, and nimble fingers. Do you have what it takes to work a switchboard and connect all the calls?
Wall of Honor With Yuri Andropov
Before he was the General Secretary of the Communist Party, Yuri Andropov was chairman of the KGB. In those days, there was no bigger honor than to have your picture up beside Andropov on the KGB Wall of Honor. At the KGB Spy Museum, this honor can be yours much easier than in the Soviet Union.
KGB chief desk
If you are being summoned to the KGB chief’s office, you’d better hope there is a good reason. Here, you can sit in the chief’s chair, pretend you have all the power, and even get your picture taken. Experience all the fun of being the chief of the KGB, without having to watch your back.
All experiments with bombs or explosives at the KGB were done with a robot hand beneath bomb-proof glass. Here you can try to use the robot hand yourself, using the controls to play around and construct some devices. One must be calm and steady to master the robot hand!
Real life of prisoners
A few doors in the museum are always closed. That’s because behind these doors are the prisoners in their cells. You cannot open the doors to talk with them, but you can watch their casual day in prison, bearing witness to the brutal behavior of guards and seeing KGB interrogation techniques first-hand.
KGB Prison Bed
Try the prison bed. You can touch it, sit on it, and even lie down on it. It is not a bed that is intended to be comfortable. Trying out an authentic Soviet prison bed is definitely worth the price of admission!