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Museum of Photography

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Brilliant little museum

Situated in a little side street, in what was once the Old Town Prison, this is a must see for... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2019
Surrey, United Kingdom
Quite interesting

Quite interesting museum in the old town centre. The museum is set in the old town council... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2019
Rosyth, United Kingdom
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Situated in old Town Hall Prison from 14.century. This museum traces the history of the art of photography in Tallinn through an extensive collection of antique cameras, photos and a recreated darkroom from the 1900s.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Raekoja 4/6, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
+372 644 6553
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an amateur photographer I was keen to explore this hidden gem just behind town hall. Located in former town gaol, this 14th century building houses a permanent exhibition of rare photographs, old cameras, other related equipment reflecting rich legacy of Estonian photography from 1840s...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

Situated in a little side street, in what was once the Old Town Prison, this is a must see for anyone who is even remotely interested in photography. They have an amazing view of old cameras for you to peruse - probably the best I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GeysirGal
Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

Quite interesting museum in the old town centre. The museum is set in the old town council prisons. We had the Talljn card so the entrance was free but it's a cheap place to visit, quite interesting especially for passionate or curious, photographers, or anyone....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank giuseppecincin
Reviewed November 9, 2018

This photography museum is centrally located in the old city. If you are a fan of old cameras this is a must visit, they have a lovely collection. There are also old photographs of Tallinn. There are more modern photographs in the museum as well....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

This was an interesting little museum - both the normal exhibition and the house itself and its history.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kbpdk
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This was a fun stop. We enjoy photography and this museum had both cameras and old photos in an old building. We thought it was worth the stop.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank drsped
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

We visited because it was part of the Tallinn card. It’s an interesting little museum housed in the old jail—which is a great old building. Exhibits include cameras throughout the years, photographs and a contemporary photo exhibit. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Z0siaB
Reviewed February 24, 2018

Great Collection of cameras from all ages and a wonderful exhibition of how photography developed in Tallinn. The building itself is fascinating, with steep medieval staircases and lots of small cosy rooms - previously the town prison. A fun visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

A very nice small museum about the foot history in Estonia. Also has random project exhibitions. At the moment for instance Tallinn City Dogs :) But for me this museum has also the other interesting point. As it used to be city prison in Middle-Adge,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Kristjan126
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

This museum/gallery is quite interesting but will not necessarily win over people who are not already enthusiastic about photography. The building is very interesting as it used to be a prison, and so is quite evocative.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank pboropixie
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