Attractions & museums

    Town Jail Photography Museum

    Antique cameras, old photos and even a re-created early 20th-century darkroom can be viewed in the Town Council’s former prison.

    Housed in a 15th-century building behind the Town Hall, Tallinn’s Museum of Photography traces the history of the art, which came to Tallinn a little more than 150 years ago. A large collection of photo equipment is on display, as are numerous prints and items related to the photo business of times past.

    Entrance is free with Tallinn Card.

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    • Small museum

      tripadvisor rating 3 of 5
      November 6, 2019 By cbar2n

      This is quite a small museum, with some steep steps. The lady behind the desk did not speak English so couldn't answer our questions. Some interesting exhibits - photographs and photography equipment.

    • A rare and hidden gem.

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      September 5, 2019 By MadanGopalM

      As an amateur photographer I was keen to explore this hidden gem just behind town hall. Located in former town gaol, this 14th century building houses a permanent exhibition of rare photographs, old... Read more comments

    • Brilliant little museum

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      June 23, 2019 By GeysirGal

      Situated in a little side street, in what was once the Old Town Prison, this is a must see for anyone who is even remotely interested in photography. They have an amazing view of old cameras for you... Read more comments