Museum of Photography
Museum of Photography
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Speciality MuseumsHistoric SitesHistory Museums
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
12:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
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Situated in old Town Hall Prison from 14.century. This museum traces the history of the art of photography in Tallinn through an extensive collection of antique cameras, photos and a recreated darkroom from the 1900s.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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TheDumbuser
Dudelange, Luxembourg41 contributions
Feb 2023
Nice museum and interesting exhibition. It's a very small museum and even when having a bigger interest in the art of photography it's a max 20 minutes look around. So you can consider it as a pro or con.
Written 12 February 2023
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cbar2n
Dursley, UK22 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is quite a small museum, with some steep steps.
The lady behind the desk did not speak English so couldn't answer our questions. Some interesting exhibits - photographs and photography equipment.
Written 6 November 2019
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Madan Gopal M
Bengaluru, India4,629 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
As an amateur photographer I was keen to explore this hidden gem just behind town hall. Located in former town gaol, this 14th century building houses a permanent exhibition of rare photographs, old cameras, other related equipment reflecting rich legacy of Estonian photography from 1840s to 1940s. Also there is moving night views of Tallinn. There is admission ticket and free from crowds. Any photographic enthusiast young or old, should not miss this unique exhibition.
Written 5 September 2019
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June A
Surrey, UK2,677 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Situated in a little side street, in what was once the Old Town Prison, this is a must see for anyone who is even remotely interested in photography. They have an amazing view of old cameras for you to peruse - probably the best I have seen anywhere - thankfully they are a lot smaller and lighter today, with heaps of technical information for those who are interested enough to read it and understand. It is included in the Tallinn card as well which certainly helps.
Written 23 June 2019
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Giuseppe Cincindella
Rosyth, UK1,664 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Quite interesting museum in the old town centre. The museum is set in the old town council prisons. We had the Talljn card so the entrance was free but it's a cheap place to visit, quite interesting especially for passionate or curious, photographers, or anyone. It takes not too long, not too much to explain. Cool
Written 16 May 2019
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sgec1105
Winterthur, Switzerland860 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
This photography museum is centrally located in the old city. If you are a fan of old cameras this is a must visit, they have a lovely collection. There are also old photographs of Tallinn. There are more modern photographs in the museum as well. There are a lot of steps and the stairways are narrow and the steps are uneven. If mobility concerns are an issue, this museum is not a good choice. Otherwise, very interesting little museum.
Written 9 November 2018
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kbpdk
Copenhagen, Denmark50 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
This was an interesting little museum - both the normal exhibition and the house itself and its history.
Written 20 October 2018
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drsped
Houston, TX432 contributions
May 2018
This was a fun stop. We enjoy photography and this museum had both cameras and old photos in an old building. We thought it was worth the stop.
Written 5 August 2018
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Zosia B
Waterloo, Belgium1,430 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We visited because it was part of the Tallinn card. It’s an interesting little museum housed in the old jail—which is a great old building. Exhibits include cameras throughout the years, photographs and a contemporary photo exhibit. Well worth visiting.
Written 13 July 2018
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bbtraveller404
London, UK19 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
Great Collection of cameras from all ages and a wonderful exhibition of how photography developed in Tallinn. The building itself is fascinating, with steep medieval staircases and lots of small cosy rooms - previously the town prison. A fun visit.
Written 25 February 2018
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Museum of Photography is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
  • Mon - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu - Thu 12:00 - 20:00
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00


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