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Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum

Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
+372 644 6686
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This museum is fabulous with so many exhibits that engage visitors of all ages. Do reserve spots... read more

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Zosia B
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Reservations are required prior to arriving. I just emailed the email that was on their website and... read more

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The tower Kiek in de Kök together with the passages of the Ingrian and Swedish bastions is an exciting part of Tallinn historical fortifications.The exhibition of “Kiek in de Kök and Bastion Passages” reopened in March 2010 takes the visitor to a time journey that begins in 1219 and offers experience, information and entertainment. With the help of innovative video- and sound-effects and means of multimedia the birth and evolution of Tallinn, the history of town fortifications and the most significant military events are introduced to the visitor.The time train in the bastion passages takes the tourist to 2219. The other part of the passage display concentrates on the history of the passages.The cafe on the uppermost floor of the tower offers magnificent views of the upper town Toompea, the lower town and the harbor.
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Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum is fabulous with so many exhibits that engage visitors of all ages. Do reserve spots for the bastion passages. The guided tour through the tunnel offers a great look at Tallinn through the centuries.

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Reviewed yesterday

Reservations are required prior to arriving. I just emailed the email that was on their website and gave them a date and time that worked for us. They were quick to respond with available times. I recommend arriving about an 1 or 1.5 hour prior...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, excellent guide who explained everything you needed to know from the Swedish army to 20th century nuclear shelter. It is about 10c deg in the tunnels all year round, so it is very cool. An amazing archaeological experience. Well worth a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

In fact, here you will see several tourist attractions: tunnels, bastions and a Danish garden. The tunnels were of great help to the locals as a place of refuge during German bombing, sheltered people in terrible winters, ammunition was stored. It is very cold inside...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Accessible only through (extremely well-conducted) tours, these fascinating limestone tunnels were built starting in the 14th century. They’ve been used in myriad ways through Estonia’s war-torn later history, through the Cold War. A group of endangered bats has taken refuge in closed tunnel section—I would...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I highly recommend doing the bastion walk through the underground tunnels of Tallinn. The knowledgeable guide shares so much of the incredible history of this town, and in the context of the dimply lit stone tunnels it brings the history alive.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The walk along the wall to the Kiel in the Kok, and the historical displays are superb and shows you a display of Tallinn in the old days, along with other displays. It has a great cafe as well. We went the next day on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well done exhibition and set up telning about Tallins and Estonias history. Really nice cafée with a splendid view over Old Town in the Maiden Towern. Well deserved visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can spend 1 hour in the tower - it has plenty of historic artefacts. Nice models of the town. Stairs are easy to climb

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kiek in de Kok contains a nice exhibition. It has stuck in my head due to the amazing Café on the top floor that won my heart with its amazing architecture and the great coffee they serve up there.

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Lori729
7 July 2015|
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Response from MAK56 |
Guided tours to the Bastion tunnels should be booked in advance calling (+372) 644 6686, by e-mail: kok@linnamuuseum or at the museum desk.
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Jerseygirl4515
24 March 2015|
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Response from carl b | Reviewed this property |
the main tower has a tight twisty staircase which is very uneven.
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