Bastion passages in the Tallinn Old Town

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

Is open every day: 11:00 - 18:00

01.10–30.04

Tuesday–wednesday, friday–sunday: 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 11:00 - 20:00
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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  • Adult:

    from

    8 €
  • Family ticket:

    from

    16 €
  • Pensioner:

    from

    5 €
  • University student:

    from

    5 €
  • School student:

    from

    5 €
  • Group price:

    from

    6 €
  • SHOW ALL PRICES
  • Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

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Features and amenities

  • WIFI

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

Coordinates

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Reviews

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O8277SAsandrah

O8277SAsandrah

Interesting tunnels

We visited as 4 adult family members - we loved walking about and the information boards are all also in English and interesting. Best for us were the Bastion Passages - very interesting history and...

Rachworldtraveller45

Rachworldtraveller45

Wonderful medieval town walls and towers

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip walking along the old walls and exploring the medieval city towers. A must do for visitors to Tallin to experience the history and authenticity of the medieval ages Lots...

Neale1810

Neale1810

Exploring underground

We had walked past the entrance of this museum a number of times in our visit to Tallinn but hadn’t seen it. It was only when I was watching a YouTube video on our last night that I realised it was...

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