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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Excellent introduction to the history of Tallinn

    Combination of these two museums give you a good insight of the history of this town from early time before Talliinn until very recent times. Towers can be demanding for people with disabilities in...


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