Town Jail Photography Museum

One of the branches of Tallinn City Museum, the Photography Museum, introduces one of the most contemporary forms of art – photography.

The Photography Museum is located behind the Tallinn Town Hall in the Town Jail that dates back to the 15th century. Here, you can examine the 150-year-old history of photography in Tallinn. The interesting exhibits include numerous photos of the capital, a collection of old-fashioned cameras and a darkroom from the beginning of the 20th century.

Exhibitions and events take place in the Photography Basement, Photography Attic, and in the summer, in the Photography Yard.

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  • icepick80 icepick80
    Interesting for a short time

    This museum is quite small, but it's okay to spend half an hour here looking around at old pictures and old cameras. You only pay 2 euro's to get in so you can't really go wrong. The building the...

  • simontk simontk
    An interesting way to spend half an hour - Some interesting Pictures and Old Cameras

    A quirky little place with a number of steep staircases to navigate once inside and just €2 entry fee. Some very interesting social history and photographs illustrating the history and development...

  • Sexagenarian Sexagenarian
    A history of Estonian photography

    The museum is situated in an old jail and takes you through the history of Estonian photography. It's one of the places you can get in free when you purchase a Tallin card. All in all it has some...

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