The 15th century artillery tower Kiek in de Kök together with the passages inside of the 17th century built bastions form a part of historical fortifications of the city.
The permanent exhibition in the Kiek in de Kök tower and underground bastion passages gives an overview about the birth of the town, the history of its fortifications, some weapons and main military campaigns, times of plague and also about crime and punishment in the medieval town, allowing a close look at several torture devices as well as an executioner’s sword.
The underground tunnels also house the Carved Stone Museum, where is a display of decorated portals, pillars, reliefs and other carved stone fragments from the 16th to 19th centuries.
The exhibition in Maiden Tower reminisces the 80´s when there was popular cafe. Another display tells about times when the tower was artist´s workshop and home. From the Maiden’s Tower, you can access the Stable Tower (Tallitorn) whitch is famous as the most haunted place in Tallinn, and Gate Tower (Väravatorn) atop the town wall.
The museum has three sections that can be visited either in combination or separately (ticket info).
Read more about the history of the artillery tower.
UNDERGROUND BASTION PASSAGES
Visit the Bastion passages and the Museum of Carved Stone with an audio guide! The audio guide NUMU allows visitors to learn about this fascinating place in Estonian, English, Russian and Finnish.
THE PREHISTORY OF TALLINN
The exhibition “The Prehistory of Tallinn” at the Kiek in de Kök Fortifications Museum presents the ancient history of Tallinn. The exhibition “The Prehistory of Tallinn” at the Kiek in de Kök ...
Permanent exhibition in
MEDIEVAL CANNON TOWER
The permanent exhibition in the Kiek in de Kök tower is giving overview about the birth of the town, the history of its fortifications and military campaigns and sieges from the 13th to ...
RESTORED INTERIOR FROM 80s
The golden days of the Maiden Tower cafe
The restored interior of the Maiden Tower, belonging to the Kiek in de Kök Fortifications Museum, reminisces the tower cafe’s golden days. Tallinn City Museum has brought a shard of recently passed decades’ ...
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