Patarei Prison and Sea Fortress exhibition area

Suur-Patarei tänav-24, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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The Patarei Sea Fortress in Tallinn, built in the nineteenth century, is a gem of the Baltic Sea region – a Classical defensive structure that has is still fully standing. This is a memorial to the victims of communism and Nazism, as well as a meaningful symbol of resistance on the part of martyrs of the Republic of Estonia. The building has been used as an artillery battery, barracks, and prison. It is part of Europe’s architectural heritage. 

The exhibition area ‘Communism is prison’, introducing the ideology and crimes of communism and the history of the building, is open in Patarei prison. The exhibition area covers nearly 1,200 square metres in the eastern wing of the prison, where you can see the original interior and prison yard.

Times and prices

Friday–sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Monday–thursday: closed

01.10–15.05

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  • Adult:

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    8 €
  • Child:

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    5 €
  • Pensioner:

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    3 €
  • University student:

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    3 €
  • School student:

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    3 €
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  • Free of charge

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Getting there

The easiest way to get here is to walk along the Culture Kilometre from Linnahall. You can get to Linnahall from the city centre by trams No. 1 or 2 or bus No. 3.

Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Kalarand
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Reviews
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JulieF2978

JulieF2978

Very beautiful historical place

I just walked around the old building and it looks very interesting both from outside and from the inner garden. The view of the shore around are also something not to be missed. This is a jewel from...

ET8

ET8

Very detailed and haunting old prison

Happened upon this place by chance and it was really great. The place is quite huge (and chilly even in summer) with all information in Estonian and English. You could easily spend 2 hours reading...

sp0rtl1fe

sp0rtl1fe

Interesting exposition

A part of the prison had been reopened with an exposition about communism and the horrors that went on in the prison. It's a very intriguing exposition that can keep you occupied for a few hours. And...

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