Town Jail Photography Museum, Tallinn

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Address: Raekoja 4, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia

Phone: +372-6448767

Ticket Price: 2 EUR

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About Town Jail Photography Museum, Tallinn

The Photographic Museum at Raekoja offers a wide collection of photos dating from 1840 to 1940. The daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and ferrotypes processes are explained here along with the evolution of camera and dark-room equipment that belongs to the 20th century.

The highlight of the place is the collection of small cameras- the Minox that was invented in the city itself! If you are an avid photographer, a visit here is perfect to tickle your brain!

Town Jail Photography Museum Ticket Prices

  • Admission: Euros 2 per person.
  • For other prices, visit the official website.

Town Jail Photography Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • 1 March – 31 October: Admission up to 5.30 pm
  • 1 November – 28 February: Admission up to 5.00 pm

How To reach Town Jail Photography Museum by Public Transport

  • Bus: Viru
  • Light Rail/ Tram: Viru
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car / Bike 

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Town Jail Photography Museum, Tallinn Reviews

  • Little museum, which gives info about photography history in Estonia. One room shows the development of photography and famous photographers in Tallinn and Estonia. Second room has shelfs with different old cameras. Then there are rooms with different exhibitions of modern photographers. We had a guided excursion, which was very interesting, as the guide could give much more info, than it was written there. Also the guide told us a lot of interesting stuff about old cameras standing on the second floor of the museum. I would definitely recommend visiting this museum, if you are interested in photography history. But the guided tour would be more informative, than just walking around on your own.

  • Basic enough museum. Only go if ypure interested in sering old cameras. I liked the gallery featuring photos of dogs! Staff were the usual grumpy standard. 2 euro entry was fine though. Skip it.

  • I just loved it! Worth a visit ,-)

  • The place is having collection related to the photographic history of Tallinn. Many early photos and some device. I love photography, but frankly speaking, a bit boring place.

  • It was by chance that I stumbled upon this museum, but once inside, it was a treat for anyone, like me, interested in photography and the history of the area.

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