I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Where-To-Go Wednesday - KGB Espionage Museum

We were given free tickets to the KGB Espionage Museum for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed are our own.

What: The KGB Espionage Museum

Where: 245 W. 14th St.
             New York, NY

Who: Tweens and Up


Me - The KGB Espionage Museum is really cool!  I love spy museums!  I previously went to the Spy Museum in Washington DC, and we even got to sleep over there. That museum was really fun so I was really looking forward to going to another spy museum, and I was not disappointed. The KGB Espionage Museum was really interesting and fun. Although it looks really small, and you wouldn't expect there to be so much in the museum, it contains quite a lot artifacts and more. We went on a tour, which I would recommend because that way it is easier to understand what everything is, and also you will learn some interesting facts about some of the items in the museum. The tour guides are very informative. They had some really fascinating items at the museum. There was a TV that looked like the screen was blank, but when you put on these special glasses you could see that there was actually a video running on the screen. They also had an old dial phone where you could call a number and a hear a recorded message from famous Russian leaders. I had never seen a real dial tone phone before. It was awesome! I love old technology! There were also several interactive exhibits at the museum including a couple of tablet computers which you could play several spy games on. They were fun. Over all, the KGB Espionage Museum is a unique and exciting museum.


Mom - The KGB Espionage Museum is a very intriguing museum. It is small in size but it is completely overflowing with unique and fascinating spy paraphernalia and other related items of the KGB. There are cameras and bugging devices of all types including a wooden replica of the Great Seal of the United States which was presented, complete with hidden bugging device inside, to the US Embassy in Russia as a gift. There are various uniforms and pictures of famous leaders. There's a lipstick gun, a poison tipped umbrella, decoding devices, disguises, and and a whole lot more. There are also several interactive exhibits including an area where you can try to guess what an object is merely by touch, an area where you can have your mugshot taken, and an area where you can dress up in a Russian uniform and have your picture taken. To really get a full taste of the museum, we would recommend taking the free guided tour included with the price of your admission. On the tour, not only will you learn fascinating stories about many of the objects in the museum, but you will also learn about what it was like to be a KGB spy and about their methods of operation. The tour guides are very knowledgable, but they have thick Russian accents so be prepared to listen carefully to catch every word. The KGB Espionage Museum is a museum quite unlike any other and definitely worth a visit.


For more about the KGB Espionage Museum, visit kgbespionagemuseum.org.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.


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