KGB building in Riga
The exhibition at the former headquarters of the KGB in Latvia is open for individual visitors and for the members of one household. Wearing face masks is obligatory and visitors must observe a 2-metre distance between persons, except for persons sharing the same household.
Currently we offer guided tours of the cell-block to visitors with certificates on vaccination, negative testing or recovery from COVID-19. Prior to the guided tour, the visitor presents a personalized ticket, personal ID, and a valid COVID-19 certificate confirming:
• Vaccination against Covid-19 (fourteen days after the full vaccination course (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen vaccines)) or twenty-two to ninety days after the first dose of Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) and immediately after receiving the second dose of Vaxzevria);
• Recovery from Covid-19 in the last six months;
• Covid-19 test in the last 48 hours with a negative result;
• Covid-19 rapid antigen test within the last 6 hours with a negative results.
You can view your Digital COVID Certificates, created in the Republic of Latvia in: www.Covid19sertifikats.lv.
Address: Brīvības iela 61, Rīga, Latvia
Open daily: 10.30 - 17.30
English guided tours of the cell block: 11.00, 13.00, 15.00 and 16.00
Please come 10 minutes before the start of the tour
Cost of the guided tour:
Adults: 10.00 EUR
Students: 4.00 EUR
The tours take place in historically authentic building. It is not accessible for people with walking disabilities.
Visitors with disability: free admission
Not recommended for children under 12
The military forces of the Soviet Union occupied Latvia on 17 June 1940. The building at Brīvības and Stabu became the Latvian headquarters of the KGB. With time, the building gained the nickname “Corner House”. This was the place of interrogation and incarceration of Latvian citizens who the occupying regime considered to be enemies of the state. During Soviet occupation, the KGB initiated 48 000 criminal cases for “anti-Soviet offences”. When Latvia regained its independence, the KGB was declared a criminal organization and abolished in Latvia.