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Review of Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum

Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum
Ranked #17 of 287 things to do in Tallinn
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Owner description: The tower Kiek in de Kök together with the passages of the Ingrian and Swedish bastions is an exciting part of Tallinn historical fortifications.The exhibition of “Kiek in de Kök and Bastion Passages” reopened in March 2010 takes the visitor to a time journey that begins in 1219 and offers experience, information and entertainment. With the help of innovative video- and sound-effects and means of multimedia the birth and evolution of Tallinn, the history of town fortifications and the most significant military events are introduced to the visitor.The time train in the bastion passages takes the tourist to 2219. The other part of the passage display concentrates on the history of the passages.The cafe on the uppermost floor of the tower offers magnificent views of the upper town Toompea, the lower town and the harbor.
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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“A room with a phew!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

We only visited the tower museum being short for time. Very interesting displays detailing the city's history. The thick walls contain the spiral staircase which runs through the varying floors from the basement where there was a temporary exhibition of Arctic photo's.

If you can manage the steep steps, do view all the floors as the cafe on the top floor was lovely and a great place from which to view varying panorama's of the city.

Visited December 2013
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“Interesting museum above and below ground”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

The Bastion tower museum had a number of displays about city life throughout the centuries based around a military theme. There was also a temporary exhibition in the basement of photographs of the Arctic by a Canadian researcher. The guided underground tour of the Bastion tunnels followed the history of their use over the past 300 years, as well as a small humorous prediction of the future of Tallinn and the items left by it's occupants.

Visited December 2013
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Ratnagiri, India
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“what a walk through underground tunnels”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is an artillery tower, now converted in a small museum. Also u can take a tour of 6-700 yr old underground tunnels from here which is really fascinating. The tunnels run a long way underground n are restored very nicely. It can get chilly downside in winters. tunnel tour ends with a not so nice train ride n video on future tallinn which can be skipped.
The tower has narrow stairs.gives beautiful view of old town from all floors.
the ticket is around 8 Euro per person, totally worth.

Visited November 2013
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“Great Insight to Tallinn's History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Would thoroughly recommend this attraction - it is inexpensive - around 8 Euros each and it gives you a fantastic insight into Tallinn's History - they guide we had spoke excellent English and it was just great - Thoroughly Recommend.

Visited November 2013
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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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“Really Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

Right down undernaeth the city sits this fantastic attraction.
Started off poorly with hopeless computer screens that didn't work, however once the main event started it was thoruoghly enjoyable. Recommended.

Visited November 2013
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