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Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum

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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...more
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Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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+372 644 6686
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you've not got much time in Tallinn, I would recommend you put this on your list of things to do. Bastion Passages have to be pre-booked, but you can phone them or turn up and book on a tour going later in the day....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bumpychick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For €7 the museum isn’t overpriced, but I was pretty underwhelmed by the exhibits. Unfortunately we missed the bastion tour which would have been interesting, make sure you time your trip to attend the tour

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melissa O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Allow several hours to see everything here, and try to time your visit for a guided tour of the tunnels (11.30 for the English tour seems a good time).

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlanHassall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bastions is a very different way to see Tallinn. You can't without a guide, but in our guided tour the guide wasn't very credible. I would have liked to hear more details and stories. We saw the towers as well. There is a lot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kaisajn
Reviewed 5 December 2018

Visited Tallinn in June and this is a must-visit location for any visitor. Our group included 3 teenage kids who thought the entire museum, including the tunnels below, was a fascinating way to spend a morning. It can get crowded, and we recommend booking early...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank offthewalls
Reviewed 3 December 2018

I loved the fact you. Outdoor walk so much of the walls,here the tower museum was great with well laid out varied exhibits the tiny chocolate museum was disappointing but the rest of it more than made up for it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jenniepearson
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Guided tours of the bastion passages with an informed local guide. Very interesting place to visit & quite extensive tunnels. Tied in with Kiek in de kok which you explore at your own pace. Another free entry with tallin card.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank car-e237
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We entered at the Kiek in de Kok and climbed the tower. It was full of interesting historical information and displays. We walked along the walls and enjoyed the beautiful views. It was worth the entry fees for the views alone! Excellent way to spend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sabbymama
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Says on website that it closes at 5 but when we arrived after 4 we weren't allowed in the tunnels or on the old walls. We were told to return the following day but as we were leaving the following morning we couldn't. We wanted...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 311ATINA
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We had a great visit here. Lots of really interesting things to see and full of history, be aware that there are a lot of steps to climb though!

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
23 March 2015|
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Response from carlb0161 | Reviewed this property |
the main tower has a tight twisty staircase which is very uneven.
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