CARVED STONE MUSEUM

The Carved Stone Museum presenting the Tallinn City Museum’s collection of carved stones is located in the late 17th century tunnels of Ingeri bastion in the section that has been closed to visitors until now. The newly opened museum contains a representative display of decorative stone fragments from Tallinn, which have so far been kept hidden in repositories: portals, pillars, coats of arms with family signs and symbols, relief-decorated window jambs, and tombstones from the 15th 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, which is based on the conceptual design of curator Risto Paju and designer Jaagup Roomet, visitors can pass through the “Garden of Eden”, “Pillar Hall”, “Death Hall” and “Sun Hall”. The conceptual design was developed into an interior design and construction project by interior designer Maarja Varkki and architect Helle-Triin Hansumäe.

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 kok@linnamuuseum.ee

ADMISSION FEES FOR TOURS INTRODUCING THE HISTORY OF THE BASTION TUNNELS AND THE CARVED STONE MUSEUM:

  • Adult €9.00
  • 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

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