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Museum of Photography

Raekoja 4/6, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
+372 644 6553
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For Photography Enthususiasts

Great Collection of cameras from all ages and a wonderful exhibition of how photography developed... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
bbtraveller404
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London, United Kingdom
Nice, Small

A very nice small museum about the foot history in Estonia. Also has random project exhibitions. At... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Kristjan126
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Tallinn, Estonia
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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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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Raekoja 4/6, Tallinn 10146, Estonia
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Reviewed 25 February 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.

1  Thank bbtraveller404
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Reviewed 27 November 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

1  Thank Kristjan126
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Reviewed 30 October 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.

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

The setting here is quite special: an old prison near the Tallinn main square. Despite the massive amounts of tourists I was the only visitor at the time. Not all of the photographs are that spectacular. Most of them are mainly about the birth of...More

1  Thank Klaas R
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place and good atmosphere. Little disappointed because can't photography with flash! Old beautiful cameras and photographys. Just for 2€

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

In my opinion this museum is interesting but doesn't offer a awful lot. There is a display of a few pictures on the ground floor and cabinets upstairs with some cameras in, but they all have numbers so you will need the guide sheet to...More

Thank James B
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

This museum is quite small, but it's okay to spend half an hour here looking around at old pictures and old cameras. You only pay 2 euro's to get in so you can't really go wrong. The building the museum is located is quite interesting...More

1  Thank icepick80
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

A quirky little place with a number of steep staircases to navigate once inside and just €2 entry fee. Some very interesting social history and photographs illustrating the history and development of photography in Estonia, along with many interesting antique cameras on display, with a...More

2  Thank simontk
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

The museum is situated in an old jail and takes you through the history of Estonian photography. It's one of the places you can get in free when you purchase a Tallin card. All in all it has some interesting exhibits including an early history...More

1  Thank Sexagenarian
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

A lovely quaint little museum dedicated to the history of both cameras and photography within Estonia and neighboring areas. Just off the main Old Town square, easy to find and quite cheap entry price, one Euro extra charged if you want to take pictures, odd...More

1  Thank Paul N
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