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Museum of Photography

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Quirky and interesting little museum

This was an interesting little museum - both the normal exhibition and the house itself and its... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Copenhagen, Denmark
Interesting little museum

We visited because it was part of the Tallinn card. It’s an interesting little museum housed in the... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Zosia B
Waterloo, Belgium
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Situated in old Town Hall Prison from 14.century. This museum traces the history of the art of photography in Tallinn through an extensive collection of antique cameras, photos and a recreated darkroom from the 1900s.
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Raekoja 4/6, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
+372 644 6553
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an interesting little museum - both the normal exhibition and the house itself and its history.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

This was a fun stop. We enjoy photography and this museum had both cameras and old photos in an old building. We thought it was worth the stop.

Thank drsped
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We visited because it was part of the Tallinn card. It’s an interesting little museum housed in the old jail—which is a great old building. Exhibits include cameras throughout the years, photographs and a contemporary photo exhibit. Well worth visiting.

Thank Zosia B
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Great Collection of cameras from all ages and a wonderful exhibition of how photography developed in Tallinn. The building itself is fascinating, with steep medieval staircases and lots of small cosy rooms - previously the town prison. A fun visit.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

A very nice small museum about the foot history in Estonia. Also has random project exhibitions. At the moment for instance Tallinn City Dogs :) But for me this museum has also the other interesting point. As it used to be city prison in Middle-Adge,...More

1  Thank Kristjan126
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This museum/gallery is quite interesting but will not necessarily win over people who are not already enthusiastic about photography. The building is very interesting as it used to be a prison, and so is quite evocative.

1  Thank pboropixie
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The setting here is quite special: an old prison near the Tallinn main square. Despite the massive amounts of tourists I was the only visitor at the time. Not all of the photographs are that spectacular. Most of them are mainly about the birth of...More

1  Thank Klaas R
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place and good atmosphere. Little disappointed because can't photography with flash! Old beautiful cameras and photographys. Just for 2€

Thank Janis L
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

In my opinion this museum is interesting but doesn't offer a awful lot. There is a display of a few pictures on the ground floor and cabinets upstairs with some cameras in, but they all have numbers so you will need the guide sheet to...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 8 January 2016

This museum is quite small, but it's okay to spend half an hour here looking around at old pictures and old cameras. You only pay 2 euro's to get in so you can't really go wrong. The building the museum is located is quite interesting...More

1  Thank icepick80
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