Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum, Tallinn

4.2
#4 of 174 in Museums in Estonia
Home to a vast network of military tunnels and a historical cannon tower, Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum documents the secret history of defending Tallinn over the centuries. Constructed by the Swedes during the 17th and 18th centuries to connect their series of underground bunkers, the hundreds of tunnels were rediscovered throughout the 20th century. Visit the museum and learn more about the tunnels' usage, construction, and what spurred their creation. You'll get in-depth information on Tallinn's development and involvement in military conflicts. Stop by the fortified tower section, standing 38 m (124.5 ft) tall and protected by 4 m (13 ft) thick walls. Defenders protected by the tower were able to fire cannons, catapults, and other projectiles. Although the tower does not require an organized tour, the tunnels themselves do: they can only be accessed with advance reservations. Our Tallinn trip itinerary planner makes visiting Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum and other Tallinn attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Worth seeing, but the staff is unkind and you have to be careful when ordering the tickets (on site) as the staff are selling the wrong tickets and not apologising afterwards!
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  • This was a fascinating visit, particularly the passages. Nice views from Kiek in de Kok over the Old Town. The passages stretched on much further than I expected!  more »
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  • Very beautiful museum! You have to do a lot of stairs but it's all worth it. We spent half a day in the museum. You can enjoy a beautiful view when you're on top of the tower.
  • So lucky to have the staff here guiding me and explained everything to me in an extremely fruitful way. Feeling like understanding the entire history of both Tallinn and Estonia in merely 2 hours Strongly recommend, No.1 tourist attraction for me in Tallinn
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