Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum

Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum forms a museum complex over 500 metres long which includes four towers: Kiek in de Kök, Maiden's Tower, Tallitorn Tower, and the Gate Tower of the Short Leg (Lühikese jala väravatorn). The fortification museum also includes mysterious underground bastion passages, which house the Carved Stone Museum.
The Kiek in de Kök exhibition provides an overview on the warfare of the past.
The bastion passages were built in the 17th–18th centuries. The exposition of the bastion passages introduces the history of the defensive structures and the most important military events.
The bastion passages and the Carved Stone Museum can be explored with an audio guide, which we ask you to download to your phone beforehand.

Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum forms a museum complex over 500 metres long which includes four towers: Kiek in de Kök, Maiden's Tower, Tallitorn Tower, and the Gate Tower of the Short Leg (Lühikese jala väravatorn). The fortification museum also

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  • Highlight of My Visit to Tallinn!

    It was so much fun hiking up the tower and then wandering down through the lower passages! It took awhile so it was excellent exercise too, and I was a bit worn out at the end of the nearly two hours...

  • A mixed bag

    Although they have historical significance I found the bastion passages rather boring. Much more interesting was the musuem and the walkways between the 3 towers. This was fun to explore and there...

  • Very Unique

    My friends and I visited this museum and were very surprised at the history and architecture. There is such a wide range of history, which I know should be expected as old as this city is, but wasn't...


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