What is the KGB Espionage Museum?

Only one public museum in the world, the KGB Espionage Museum, is focused uniquely on the espionage operations carried out by the KGB. As a visitor to our museum, you will gain a wide understanding of the secret activities and methods of an organisation that has had, and continues to have, such a far-reaching influence on world affairs. The museum exhibition, much of which is only now being made public, presents a never-before-seen collection of items covering the activities of prominent KGB agents and revealing the strategies and methods that underlay many of history’s top secret espionage operations.

What is the KGB Espionage Museum's mission?

The KGB Espionage Museum aims to present espionage and intelligence operations in an educational and interesting way, emphasising the importance of human intelligence and setting out a frame of reference for the public to appreciate the great extent to which spies have always influenced world events. The Museum has a policy of presenting the history of espionage without political bias, thus offering visitors a factual and balanced view of the subject.

What are the hours of operation?

KGB Espionage Museum

Open Daily

Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Note: An average visit takes approximately 1 – 1,5 hour.

Where is the KGB Espionage Museum located?

KGB Espionage Museum is located on 245 West 14th Street.

At the crossroads of the MeatPacking District, Chelsea, Union Square and Greenwich Viilage
At the base of Village Green West, A LEED gold certified luxury residential building

Steps away from the subway lines

How do I get a ticket for the museum?

You can buy the ticket online, on this website. Or in the museum itself.

How do large organized groups plan their visit?

Please visit the group reservations page here

How long does it take to go through the museum?

An average visit takes approximately 1 – 1,5 hour.

Can I take pictures in the KGB Espionage Museum?

You are only permitted to take photos without a flash and videos without the use of lights.

Can I purchase admission tickets at the ticket office for a different day?

Yes, you can purchase tickets at the ticket office for use on any other day. The tickets can be used up to the expiry date.