Museum of Secret Surveillance, Tirana

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The Museum of Secret Surveillance (Albanian: Muzeu i Përgjimeve të Sigurimit të Shtetit), also known as House of Leaves (Shtëpia me Gjethe) is a historical museum in Tirana, Albania. It opened on 23 May 2017 in the building that served as the Sigurimi's headquarter during the communist era.

The museum is "dedicated to the innocent people who were spied on, arrested, prosecuted, convicted and executed during the communist regime."
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  • At the begging I didn’t want to go. But finally I didn’t regret my visit . I saw the true Albania during the communistic period of Hoja and how people with democratic ideas were tortured. Yes yo7...  more »
  • This is a chilling monument to what those in power can do when they misuse their power and "watch" an entire society for the purpose of controlling individual and societal behavior. The technology is....  more »
  • Small but excellent museum devoted to the Albanian state spying on its own, and foreign, citizens. Documentaries and exhibits tell the story, in particular a fascinating filmed sting operation on a Yugoslav embassy wife selling black market in 1960's Tirana. Will take a few hours to it justice. 700 L admission.
  • One of the best museums we've been to (and we've been to hundreds). Well presented and translated to English. Worth a visit for sure.

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