Photographic Museum at Raekoja, Tallinn

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Visit Photographic Museum at Raekoja, a former prison that now features collections of photographs and antique cameras, as well as presentations on the history of Estonian photography. The museum hosts temporary exhibits in which you can constantly see new items from the inventory of 65,000 pieces. Learn about the development of photography from the 1840s through 1940s and find out what a darkroom looked like at the beginning of the 20th century. Look for the smallest vintage camera from Estonia--a pocket-sized Minox from 1936--and observe a large selection of photography equipment and objects. Put Photographic Museum at Raekoja into our Tallinn vacation maker tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • If you're a fan of photography, then this place is created for you. The history of photography, the exhibition carries out far into the past. A variety of exhibitions, narrow stairways create Entourage and exciting time when organizing, that comfort, realize that succeeded era and how fast our progress.
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  • 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 p...  more »
  • 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...  more »

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