Bastion passages in the Tallinn Old Town

Komandandi tee 2, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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The bastion passages are part of the Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum.

The mysterious passages in Tallinn’s earthwork fortifications were built along with the bastions in the 17th and 18th centuries to conceal the movement of soldiers, ammunition, and other equipment from the enemy. They were also used to monitor the enemy’s underground activities of planting mines. After the fortifications were removed from the list of military objects in 1857, parks were established on the Ingrian and Swedish bastions.

Carved Stone Museum, located in the Ingrian bastion, can also be found in the bastion passages. The Museum presents the carved stone collection of the Tallinn City Museum.

Individual visitors can use an audio guide in the bastion passages. We also offer guided tours.

Times and prices
01.10–30.04

Tuesday–sunday: 11:00 - 18:00
Monday closed

  • Adult:

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    8 €
  • Family ticket:

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    16 €
  • Pensioner:

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    5 €
  • University student:

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    5 €
  • School student:

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    5 €
  • Group price:

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    6 €
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Getting there

You can get to the Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum through the Kiek in de Kök artillery tower or the Virgin’s Tower in the Danish King’s Garden.

Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Vabaduse väljak
Train: Balti jaam
Tram: Vabaduse väljak
Trolleybus: Vabaduse väljak
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Fudgemellow

Fudgemellow

Great views of Tallinn

Kiek in de Kok houses a surprisngly large amount of exhibits. The main tower houses the main exhibition on Tallinn's history, ranging from trade to military exploits. The temporary exhibitions are...

Paul R

Paul R

Good museum trip

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...

Lysander4ever

Lysander4ever

Underground & above-ground sights

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...

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