The Carved Stone Museum showcasing 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.
KIEK IN DE KÖK MUSEUM IS OPEN:
Closed on public holidays.
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
The Carved Stone Museum part of the passages contains a 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 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 casements next to the Vabaduse väljak (Freedom Square) were closed to the public and filled with water for decades ; 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 starting from Kiek in de Kök will give you an overview of the history of the Bastion tunnels and the exhibition of the Carved Stone Museum. Guided 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
VISITING WITHOUT A GUIDE:
The Carved Stone Museum part of the passages is open for individual visitors from June-August Wed-Mon 10:00 – 17:30. Last admission at 17:00
Closed on Mon, Tue and public holidays.
THE ENTRANCE POINT AND TICKETING BOOTH FOR INDIVIDUAL VISITORS is located below the Victory Column at the Freedom square.