Visiting information

Opening times of Patarei

June to August open every day 10:00 to 18:00 (admission until 17:15)

May, September open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 (admission until 17.15)

Address: Kalaranna 28, Tallinn

NB! The Patarei exhibition area “Communism is Prison” will be closed from 30 September 2019 to 1 May 2020. We will reopen the exhibition area on 2 May 2020. See you soon!

Guided Tours

Guided tours are for groups of up to 20 people. Tours are available in Estonian, English and Russian. Duration is up to 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Price: 35 € (in addition to tickets for all group members)

Visiting with a private guide is only possible by prior arrangement.

For more information and to book a guided tour please contact (at least 3 working days before the preferred tour date):

Admission Prices

Adult 5 €

Concession (student, university student, pensioner, teacher) 3 €

Free entry: the repressed, employees of Estonian museums (with certificate)

Tickets are available on the spot, at Piletilevi sales points or online from


The exhibition area is located in the east wing of Patarei. Entrance is from the side facing the Port of Tallinn either from Suur-Patarei cul-de-sac through the gate, or from the seaside promenade through the small gate.

Parking is in the public car parks surrounding Patarei for the set fees.

NB Access for visitors with disabilities is very restricted, as Patarei is not a finished museum. If the weather is not warm enough, it might be cold inside. The exhibition area is on two floors and there is no lift. Visitors with heightened sensitivity have to take into account the authenticity of the prison interior and the dramatic nature of the exhibition’s theme.