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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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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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Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum contains a wealth of information about Tallinn's history, and tells its story via a combination of photos, maps, artifacts, video, multilingual text and models. The exhibits were interesting for the adults and kids alike. The view from the top of the tower, of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended these two sights and found them both extremely interesting and worth the 13 Euro entrance. The bastion passages were especially interesting, having served a variety of different functions over their time. They have been very well restored and are well worth attending.

Thank Bartlettforpresident
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great insight into the history of this lovely city. Take he guided tour in English for a full understanding.

Thank Lorraine T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The passages are interesting and full of history. I very much liked the tour and our guide was professional. Me and my husband were participating on an English tour (he does not understand Finnish) and the guide had an accent but I did not bother...More

Thank Essi V
Reviewed 2 December 2017

I recently visited with my girlfriend the Museum Kiek in de Köök. It was a great experience. First, they showed us a video presenting how Estonians settled around the area of future Tallinn. Very informative to know about the multiple empires that ruled Estonia until...More

Thank Sebastian G
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is another great museum documenting the history of Tallinn and Estonia. Presented here is the detailing from it's medieval times to the 20th century. The exhibits include military outfits, weaponry and a variety of replicas of earlier fortresses. There are also several displays of torture...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

I have visited Tallinn probably more than 30 times over the last 25 years and this last visit was the first time I heard about the underground tunnels underneath the Bastions. Very interesting and informative guided tour in English. They also have it in Estonian,...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Not for the faint hearted, down into the depths but a fascinating tour going through the ages of their history. About 90 minutes walking having climbed down steps. This tour has to be pre-booked.

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I thought my tour of the Bastion passages was really interesting. They were split into sections focussing on the people who used them. We also saw the carved stone museum and could go up the Kiek in de Kok tower afterwards. I would highly recommend...More

Thank claireym50
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We booked a tour of the passages and were not disappointed. The tour provided a great insight into the history of Tallinn from medieval to modern day.

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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.
23 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.