The Carved stone museum presenting the Tallinn City Museum’s collection of carved stones is located late 17th century tunnels of Ingeri bastion in the section that has been closed to the visitors until now.
ADMISSION FEES FOR TOURS INTRODUCING THE HISTORY OF THE BASTION TUNNELS AND THE CARVED STONE MUSEUM:
Concessions (ITIC card, pupils, students, pensioners) €6
Family ticket (2 adults + up to 4 minor children) €18.00
Joint ticket (Kiek in de Kök/Bastion tunnels/Carved Stone Museum) €13.00
Pre-booking from Tuesday to Sunday at 10.30 to 17.00
MUSEUM IS OPEN:
March–October Tue–Sun 10.30–18.00. Tickets sold until 17.30.
November–February Tue–Sun 10.00–5.30. Tickets sold until 17.00.
Closed: On Mondays and public holidays
ENTRANCE FOR SINGLE VISITOR is located below the Victory Column at Freedom square
June-August Wed-Mon 11 a.m.-6.30 p.m. Last admission at 6 p.m.
Closed: On Tue and public holidays
The newly opened museum contains a representative display of decorative stone fragments from Tallinn, wich have so far been kept hidden in repositories: portals, pillars, coats of arms with family signs and symbols, relief – decorated window jambs and thombstones from the 16th to 19th century.
The exhibition displaying more than two hundred carved stones is titled “The City of Ruins”. The atmospheric lighting and chambers dedicated to different themes play a crucial role in making the exhibition a coherent whole. In the museum, visitors can pass through the “Garden of Eden”, “Pillar Hall”, “Death Hall” and “Sun Hall”.
The casemates next to the Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square) were for decades closed to the public and filled with water; now, powerful air conditioners provide an environment suitable for carved stones and acceptable for visitors – the temperature in the passages is between 10 to 12 degrees Celsius all year round.
Guided tours will give you an overview of the history of the Bastion tunnels and the exhibition of the Carved Stone Museum. Tours take place in Estonian, English, Russian and Finnish from 10.30 to 16.30 and last about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Group size is up to 20 people, please book your visit in advance on 644 6686 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org