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Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum

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Peek into the kitchen!

We were very fortunate as we didn't book the tour of the bastions but there was a tour at the time... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Karina K
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Two different experiences: Bastion and Kiek in de Kok

Let's start with the Bastion guided tour. First, the guide wasn't speaking very good English, so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Montreal, Canada
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The tower Kiek in de Kök together with the passages of the Ingrian and Swedish bastions is an exciting part of Tallinn historical fortifications.The exhibition of “Kiek in de Kök and Bastion Passages” reopened in March 2010 takes the visitor to a...more
Komandandi tee 2, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The passages tell many stories of old times and also from the World War, it was very interesting to learn the history of the city from this perspective. the tour ends with the sections of the carved stone museum which is also interesting. Make sure...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were very fortunate as we didn't book the tour of the bastions but there was a tour at the time we arrived, so a tip would be to check in advance as you don't get to see them otherwise and it takes about an...More

Thank Karina K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's start with the Bastion guided tour. First, the guide wasn't speaking very good English, so that was a bummer from the start. It was difficult at times to understand her properly. Second, the visit has a very high potential to be interesting. BUT... our...More

Thank Isa-Francis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is just 160 meters of a tunnel with various segments devoted to different time periods of history. This is not a strenuous walk, the tunnel is very well lit, with places to sit while listening to a guide. It is also not terrible cold:...More

Thank ValeriaZonova
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are lots of interesting stories about the history of this tower, whose name translates roughly to "look in the kitchen". From the high vantage point, the soldiers in the tower could observe everyone. The tower is connected to a tunnel, so you can go...More

Thank bluevoter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cannon balls are indeed embedded in the wall! If you do not have time to visit inside, you can still wonder at the enduring nature of the tower and the stories it could tell of it’s inhabitants across the centuries. Good vantage point to see...More

Thank sheffieldeats
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very much worth visiting to get a sense of the military history of Tallinn. There is a cafe in one of the towers, as well as many places to sit and look out at the views of the old town. In the northern forecourt there...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve visited the tunnels, which was very interesting in the first half of the tour. The second part was kind of also interesting about stone carvings, but this is not what I booked. Also, it is a bit difficult to understand the guide due to...More

1  Thank Antarktis45
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The bastion towers and Kiek in de Kok have been very tastefully restored. There is a nice set of exhibits in the Kiek tower and at the very top a bar and presumably disco for hire, which has fantastic views over the city.

Thank UMPath
Reviewed 10 August 2018

NB. Bring Jackets/Coats/Warm Clothes even on very warm days as the Passages are below ground and can be quite cold. My kids had great fun saying this. The bastion tunnels/passage is well worth a visit. The guided tour is very good. Giving the history of...More

Thank Kathy S
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7 July 2015|
Response from MAK56 |
Guided tours to the Bastion tunnels should be booked in advance calling (+372) 644 6686, by e-mail: kok@linnamuuseum or at the museum desk.
24 March 2015|
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Response from carl b | Reviewed this property |
the main tower has a tight twisty staircase which is very uneven.