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Photographic Museum at Raekoja

Raekoja 4/6, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
+372 644 6553
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Nice but small photography museum in an old prison

The setting here is quite special: an old prison near the Tallinn main square. Despite the massive... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Klaas R
Mechelen, Belgium

Nice place and good atmosphere. Little disappointed because can't photography with flash! Old... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
Janis L
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Raekoja 4/6, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
+372 644 6553
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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

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
Reviewed 11 September 2015

A quirky little place with a number of steep staircases to navigate once inside and just €2 entry fee. Some very interesting social history and photographs illustrating the history and development of photography in Estonia, along with many interesting antique cameras on display, with a...More

2  Thank simontk
Reviewed 7 August 2015

The museum is situated in an old jail and takes you through the history of Estonian photography. It's one of the places you can get in free when you purchase a Tallin card. All in all it has some interesting exhibits including an early history...More

1  Thank Sexagenarian
Reviewed 12 October 2013

A lovely quaint little museum dedicated to the history of both cameras and photography within Estonia and neighboring areas. Just off the main Old Town square, easy to find and quite cheap entry price, one Euro extra charged if you want to take pictures, odd...More

1  Thank Paul N
Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

Some nice photos, and some nice cameras but nothing that stuck. Am missing some more info about every camera on display. A cool building from old times.

1  Thank Haavard_V
Reviewed 17 April 2013

I have to admit the main reason my friend and I decided to visit this museum was to get out of the cold as it was -10 outside. However, we were pleasantly surprised. I am not massively interested in photography but it was interesting to...More

1  Thank Stace85
Reviewed 31 March 2013

i'd give it 3,5 but since i can't, let's round it up to 4. the photos were not that interesting, but the old cameras were. aaand probably the most fun thing was a chance to pose to some of your own photos styled to look...More

Thank Black_Bizon
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