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Viru Hotel and KGB Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

Secret police, big brother, and cloak and dagger subterfuge are all a reality at the KGB Museum on the top floor of the Sokos Viru Hotel in Estonia. It was the late 1960s and after reopening the major Helsinki to Tallinn ferry line between Finland and Estonia, western tourists were beginning to infiltrate the communist country, bringing their western ideas into a...

Lennusadam Seaplane Harbor Museum

Covert operations, submarines, marine mines and ice yachts, Lennusadam Seaplane Harbor had it all. The Lennusadam Seaplane Harbor is one of the newest old things in Tallinn. New and old are both relative in the former communist capital of Estonia, where most buildings date back to between the medieval and baroque times. With the renewed  tourist interest in Estonia...

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Everybody’s favorite action hero and archeologist, Indiana Jones spent half of his movies exclaiming, “It belongs in a museum!”. But how many of the things you use on a daily basis would you expect to be found by the archaeologists of the future? Luckily you needn’t wait for posterity. There’s a museum made up of the now. The Cooper Hewitt is New York’s very own...

Old Town Museum, Aarhus

Aarhus’ Old Town Museum is Denmark’s largest and most impressive open-air museum, with over 75 buildings dating back to the 1550s. The collection brings together old barns and half-timbered mansions, bakeries to breweries from 20 different towns, brought to life with period furnishings and actors in traditional dress. The museum is laid out as a town, with the...