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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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Interesting Place

We really enjoyed our visit and in particular the tunnels. I thought the price was very reasonable... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
My favourite attraction in Tallinn

The tower museum is very good and gives you a great insight into the violent past of Tallinn and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Preston, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
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Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
+372 644 6686
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit and in particular the tunnels. I thought the price was very reasonable for the combined trip (tunnels and tower). I was surprised how long we spent here so definitely keep back 2-3 hours. I would definitely recommend a visit if...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The tower museum is very good and gives you a great insight into the violent past of Tallinn and the range of defences it used to protect itself. However, the main highlight was the tour of the tunnels. Our guide was excellent, she spoke very...More

Thank DanB1988
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Tallinn last week for 3 days. I had researched things to do and was intrigued by the tower and its history. I am currently waiting for a knee operation so stairs are a real problem to me however I thought we would go...More

1  Thank Heather186534
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped into the Kiek in de Kok to make reservations for a tunnel tour and were lucky to catch one in English that was just starting. The tunnel tour takes you backwards in time, starting with the recent use of the tunnels by the...More

Thank Davanden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the joint ticket with included the tower (Kiek in de Kök) and the Passages as well as the recently opened Carved Stone Museum. You have to take a guided tour for the last two, but it was very interesting and cool to see...More

Thank Caitlin P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With limited time available, we weren't planning to visit the Kiek in de Kok but we found ourselves close by and decided to go in. How glad we were that we did. The architecture of this ancient tower is of interest and whilst the museum...More

1  Thank RoverP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tunnel visits need to be booked in advance (a shame Tallinn card and the tourist info people don't point this out) so I only had the tower to visit but integrated within each floor of this extremely well preserved tower is an exhibition/museum. There...More

Thank mikebrownnz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We specifically wanted to see this museum and it was closed! It is quite an impressive tower. If you are on a cruise ship, you might want to check if it is open to manage your expectations (we had not).

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour of underground bastions. Gave a good history of Estonia and Tallinn itself. Tour included visit underground, movies, and guide.

Thank bluebell98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The one hour tour of the tunnels was brilliant, very informative and gives you a good insight into the history of Estonia. The museum was also great, very extensive and detailed. Great value for money, if you're visiting Tallinn you should visit!

Thank Bethany E
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7 July 2015|
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.
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.