What a strange tourist attraction but it was brilliant and I really enjoyed seeing it. It was about a 15 minute walk from the old town and well worth going to. The entrance has a woman sitting in a caravan and you pay her €3 to get in. I can understand why she spends her day in a caravan considering the disrepair and dampness of the prison.. but that was part of the appeal when visiting. It feels like you are intruding and shouldn't be there. Everything is left as it was when it closed. It's extremely creepy especially the hospital ward area where all of the equipment is just there as it was when everyone packed up and left. I would imagine that this prison won't stay like this for long- they are bound to pump some money into it and turn it into another mainstream prison for tourists to visit. Go now when it is still left as it was. However, if you have children I wouldn't recommend it as it's extremely dangerous!!.. barbed wire, dodgy equipment in the hospital area... I really wouldn't bring children here. I really enjoyed the visit and recommend you to go when in Tallinn. They even have a cafe out the back and a little beach! You wouldn't make it up!!
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