Museum of Secret Surveillance, Tirana

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  • Warning: the entrance to the museum (which is not large) is surprisingly expensive, and its visit may seem quite arid. It is therefore imperative to take your time and say that you are visiting something exceptional, otherwise you run away without understanding anything. Taking his time reveals the mechanisms of propaganda, subtle or violent, but also the absolute degree of control of the regime of Enver Hoxja over its population. At a time of the rise of populaism, such a visit takes on a universal dimension: dictatorship, propaganda, obedience... And to think that the regime that spent TANT and TANT means to control everything ended up falling into the dustbin of history ...
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  • We really found this museum very interesting, but horrifying to realise how Albanian secret surveillance was carried out, and into quite recent times. It's worth a look if you can get past the sufferi...  more »
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  • 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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