Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum

Strong medieval fortification tower Kiek in de Kök (German for ‘peek in the kitchen’) got its name from a legend about some soldiers in the tower who liked to peek from the top of the tower into the kitchens in the town below.
The museum, located in the cannon tower and bastion passages, introduces the genesis of Tallinn, its development, as well as the most important war events from the 13th to the 18th century. In the arms room, you can explore historical weapons and try out a shooting simulator.
The tower offers unique views of the city and port. From there, you can visit the passages in the city wall, Neitsitorn Tower, Tallitorn Tower, the gate tower of Lühike Jalg, and the bastion passages.

Strong medieval fortification tower Kiek in de Kök (German for ‘peek in the kitchen’) got its name from a legend about some soldiers in the tower who liked to peek from the top of the tower into the kitchens in the town below.
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  • Guidance required

    Perhaps it was a failure on my part, but I found the exhibition difficult to follow. It is spread over several floors, some reached via narrow spiral stairs, and I could not detect what the overall...

  • Very interesting place.

    We visited this museum which had loads of interesting artefacts and historical information relating to Tallinn and Estonia in general. One of many lovely pecies of archtecture around this fascinating...

  • Good Historical museum

    Compact museum on few floors in old tower. Has small but interesting exhibitions. Children liked this museum a lot. Underground Bastion Passage part not mandatory and can be skipped


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