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    Bastion passages in the Tallinn Old Town

    The bastion passages are part of the Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum. The mysterious passages in Tallinn’s earthwork fortifications were built along with the bastions in the 17th and 18th centuries to conceal the movement of soldiers, ammunition, and other equipment from the enemy. They were also used to monitor the enemy’s underground activities of planting mines. After the fortifications were removed from the list of military objects in 1857, parks were established on the Ingrian and Swedish bastions. Carved Stone Museum, located in the Ingrian bastion, can also be found in the bastion passages. The Museum presents the carved stone collection of the Tallinn City Museum. Individual visitors can use an audio guide in the bastion passages. We also offer guided tours.

    Free with Tallinn Card!

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    • Interesting tunnels

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      November 18, 2023 By O8277SAsandrah

      We visited as 4 adult family members - we loved walking about and the information boards are all also in English and interesting. Best for us were the Bastion Passages - very interesting history and... Read more comments

    • Wonderful medieval town walls and towers

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      September 21, 2023 By Rachworldtraveller45

      Thoroughly enjoyed our trip walking along the old walls and exploring the medieval city towers. A must do for visitors to Tallin to experience the history and authenticity of the medieval ages Lots... Read more comments

    • Exploring underground

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      September 12, 2023 By Neale1810

      We had walked past the entrance of this museum a number of times in our visit to Tallinn but hadn’t seen it. It was only when I was watching a YouTube video on our last night that I realised it was... Read more comments