Visit the Bastion passages and the Museum of Carved Stone with an audio guide!
The audio guide allows visitors to learn about this fascinating place in Estonian, English, Russian and Finnish.
NB! To save time, we recommend downloading the audio guide before visiting the museum!
ADMISSIONS & TICKETING
BASTION PASSAGES AND THE CARVED STONE MUSEUM
Adult € 8.00
Concessions € 5 (ITIC card, pupils, students, seniors)
Family ticket € 16.00 (2 adults + their children up to 19 years old)
The tours are available in Estonian, English, Russian, and Finnish.
Group size is limited to 20 persons.
The tour will take about 1 h 20 min
Please note that temperature in the passages is 7-10 °C throughout the year and we have to navigate some rather steep stairs, so please dress appropriately!
Please note: We do not recommend taking children under the age of 7 to the Bastion passages guided tours!
CARVED STONE MUSEUM
The Carved Stone Museum, a section of the Bastion passages, is open for individual visitors with the entrance in the Kiek in de Kök Tower.
Guided tours, starting from the Kiek in de Kök tower, by subscription
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 are offered in Estonian, English, Russian and Finnish and last about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Group size is up to 20 people.