House of Leaves Museum

  • House of Leaves is one of the most unusual museums in Albania. It is considered to be the equivalent of the Stasi headquarters of the former East Germany. The leaves have a double meaning: things hidden in woods, but also the leaves of books and files on people. Those curious to see what was hidden in the HQ of the notorious National Intelligence Service, also known as the House of Spies, will be left speechless. The original house was built in 1931 with the primary function of a medical clinic. During World War II, under German occupation, it was used by the Gestapo. Immediately after the end of the war, it was regained by the Albanian communist regime and utilized as a security office for investigations. Inside the house, you will understand the worst side of the dictatorial regime in Albania, the story of thousands of prosecuted people who were against the government.

    In January 2015, the idea of transforming the house into a museum was introduced to the public. It is right in the city’s heart, in front of Tirana’s Orthodox Cathedral, and close to the National Bank of Albania. The museum has been open to the public since 23 May 2017.

    Ticket price

    700 ALL for adults

    For groups +12: 500 ALL

    Reduced tickets 50 % off for citizens with a handicap/disability or pensioners

    For seniors and students 210 ALL

    For children under 12, a free ticket

    Rruga Deshmoret e 4 Shkurtit, Tirana 1000, Albania


    The timetable of the Museum

    Everyday 09:00 – 19:00

    The timetable changes after the touristic season is closed

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