Patarei Prison Exhibition - Communism is Prison
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Patarei Prison Exhibition - Communism is Prison

Patarei Prison Exhibition - Communism is Prison
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This Place is Temporarily Closed. CLOSED UNTIL MAY 2022. Patarei is one of the largest preserved classical style building ensembles of 19th century in the region. Was used by totalitarian regimes as a political prison in 20th century. The authentic interior of the exhibition introduces the nature of communist ideology and the crimes of its regimes in different countries, the stories of the victims of communism and Nazism, and the history of Patarei.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sara G
Montreal, Canada45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Great exhibition, description and visuals. Too bad people graffitied all over the place and they plan on building over it.
Written 2 October 2020
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MMA502912
Glasgow, UK268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Very worthwhile and a stark reminder of the reality these countries faced with family members just disappearing. The Building was also so interesting and with an eerie feeling. Admission was very reasonably priced with child and student discount
Written 2 August 2020
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,247 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
You can find this prison on the way from the port to the Lennusadam Museum and the Noblessner area.

It was built as a sea fortress by order of Russian emperor Nicholas I in the 19th century. In 1919, Patarei was converted into a prison.

The exhibition showcases the sad era of communism in Estonia.
Written 30 July 2020
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TeWe
Helsinki, Finland1,135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
What a sad place, and it is horrible that people have sat there in prison due to nationality and / or opinions. Hopefully a museum like this will help in people not forgetting the horrors of communism.
Written 24 September 2019
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Monique Escudero Gomez
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Australia82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
The information presented within the walls and cells of Patarei Prison paints a vivid picture of the brutality and anarchic Soviet Occupation.

Within the cells is information about the groups (farmers, former politicians, teachers, etc.)targeted by the Communist Regime and a personal story of an individual from that particular group.

Details are also included regarding the washrooms, execution room and other important parts of the former prison.

The museum’s location within the walls of the prison coupled with the personal stories and information about the Communist Regime, makes for a chilling and captivating experience.
Written 17 September 2019
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Sally24_7
Newport, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Whilst walking along the shoreline we stumbled across this museum. A grim reminder that freedoms many of us take for granted were unavailable to many Estonians for decades.
Written 1 September 2019
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KEK
Tallinn, Estonia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Business
With my coworkers we went to visit the prison and had a guided tour. We heard the history and all kinds of different stories about Patarei. It was very eye opening and at the same time also entertaining. He really knew how to make these stories memorable! In general of course the atmosphere is quite grim, it felt like a world within another world. Definitely worth a visit!
Written 24 August 2019
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Peter
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Fascinating account of life under communist rule.
Many of the stories an exhibits are not for the faint hearted but informative and educational.
To be honest it covered much of the narrative I hoped to find in the freedom & occupation museum but didn't.
Well worth 5 euro admission.
Written 19 August 2019
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Diana V
Glyfada, Greece103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
This is a very interesting exhibition about historical facts that everybody should know about, even if you cannot expect to have a very pleasant feeling afterwards.. However it manages to be very matter of factly and not push to the emotions too much.
Written 15 August 2019
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Mona L
Lahti, Finland50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Very interesting place. If you don’t like to see what it is like under a communism you shouldn’t visit here. The place might make you feel sick.

I found these kind of places very interesting and somerhing we all should know.
The final shot in the room near the end of the exhibition is very loud!
Written 12 August 2019
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