Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum

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Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum

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 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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Paul R
Bristol, UK33 contributions
Good museum trip
Aug 2020
Great value for money - if you’re short of time or money don’t bother with the bastion passages as quite a bit of it is a stone museum which isn’t exactly exciting. Top tip is leave for lunch as the cafe in the museum is over priced and lacking in atmosphere and then go back in afterwards- the White Monk just off of the Danish King’s garden has a lovely terrace for lunch instead.
Written 26 August 2020
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Lysander4ever
Zaventem, Belgium89 contributions
Underground & above-ground sights
Jul 2020
Basically 2 museums in 1: the underground passage (can be done via a - recommended - guided tour; check the museum website for the schedule), and the 4 towers (mini museums with lovely views over the city, and temporary exhibitions in the last tower). You can visit each part separately or buy the combined ticket.
Written 5 August 2020
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Jouni E
Turku, Finland40 contributions
Excellent introduction to the history of Tallinn
Jul 2020
Combination of these two museums give you a good insight of the history of this town from early time before Talliinn until very recent times. Towers can be demanding for people with disabilities in walking. Also the temporary exhibitions are interesting, this time for example on Estonian occultism. Take enough time, there is so much to see.
Written 30 July 2020
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA3,549 contributions
Highlight of My Visit to Tallinn!
Aug 2019
It was so much fun hiking up the tower and then wandering down through the lower passages! It took awhile so it was excellent exercise too, and I was a bit worn out at the end of the nearly two hours I spent here. They did a great job with the interesting and informational displays. This was one of the best highlights while in Tallinn so would definitely recommend it! I had a 24-hour Tallinn Pass and was in Tallinn on a 9-hour stopover on a Norwegian Getaway 9-day Baltic Cruise in August 2019. Rick Steves "Scandinavian & Northern European Cruise Ports" Guidebook was a great help and this sight was part of the self-guided "Tallinn Walk" in the book.
Written 21 April 2020
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EmeraldDiva
Victoria, Australia3,422 contributions
A mixed bag
Mar 2020
Although they have historical significance I found the bastion passages rather boring. Much more interesting was the musuem and the walkways between the 3 towers. This was fun to explore and there were some great views to be seen. There were some good displays in the towers. This was a good way to get out of the rain, but not a "must".
Written 11 April 2020
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Crystaly303
Eastlake, CO475 contributions
Very Unique
Aug 2019
My friends and I visited this museum and were very surprised at the history and architecture. There is such a wide range of history, which I know should be expected as old as this city is, but wasn't entirely expecting the underground passages to have also been used as bomb shelters. We really enjoyed walking along the city wall. There is also a nice cafe that is on the second floor where you can relax and take in the scenery, indoor or outdoor. This was probably one of our favorite activities.
Written 23 March 2020
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898frank
Virginia290 contributions
Both a museum complex and tunnels - very interesting
Feb 2020
Because of the heavy rain we decided to visit this bastion. However, this museum complex turned out to be the best part of our Tallinn visit.

From a distance it looks just like a tower but it is a rather large bastion, connected to a complex and a walkway. It was much larger than we anticipated. Note that you must walk a lot of stairs to get up and down but it is really nice. Also a visit to the tunnels is impressive.

Students and seniors 65+ get a nice discount.
Written 29 February 2020
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EliseHki
Helsinki, Finland25 contributions
Fun walk
Feb 2020 • Family
The tunnel is fun! The dolls are quite creepy though and having to turn around at the end is a bit of a bummer.
Written 20 February 2020
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Scottloves2golf
Heber City, UT328 contributions
Best tour in Tallinn
Feb 2020
I love history and there is a lot of it right here. What a wonderful way to see the fortifications up close and personally. It was a great walk through the tunnels underground. One of the best museums I have ever seen. A must do in Tallinn!!!
Written 15 February 2020
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Pathfinder786853
Juri, Estonia2 contributions
Bastion passages - interesting tour
Jan 2020
Interesting tour. You can download audio guide app and take the tour at your own pace. We entered from Kiek in de Kök side. Firstly there was a short film about Tallinn history and passages (less than 10 min). The tunnels are quite warm at winter time, dry, ventilated. The hardest part is at the beginning of passages, the stairs have quite high steps (about 20m stairs or so), might be not suitable for elderly people. One part of passages is closed, there used to be a small train. Passages lenght is about half a kilometer, but the other end had closed door, so we had to walk back and climb the stairs back. There is no toilet underground.
History wise it is interesting, but do listen audio guide, it will give a lot of good info. The end part where is small stone museum is more beautiful and you can take really nice photos in passages. Length of the visit for Bastion passages only would be about 1 hour just to walk it through and look at the exhibition, more if you listen through audio guide and look at small films presented at passages.
Written 19 January 2020
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