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04.02.2013

Tallinn is chock full of museums ranging from the standard, high-quality history and art variety to curious museums specialising in old-fashioned dolls, antique cameras, musical instruments and even sea mines. If you're a true museum buff, you should consider buying a Tallinn Card, which will give you free entrance to most of the city's museums. Note that many museums in Estonia are closed on Mondays and/or Tuesdays...

 
 
   
Adamson-Eric Museum

Adamson-Eric Museum

Art
One of the most versatile Estonian artists of the 20th century, Adamson-Eric (1902-1968), worked in a number of disciplines ranging from oil paints to furniture design.
Lühike jalg 3, 10130 Tallinn
+3726445838
adamson-eric@ekm.ee
www.adamson-eric.ee
A. H. Tammsaare Museum

A. H. Tammsaare Museum

Literature
Anton Hansen-Tammsaare (1878-1940) is considered to be the greatest Estonian writer of the 20th century.
Koidula 12a, 10125 Tallinn
+3726013232
tammsaare@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/tammsaare
Bank of Estonia museum

Bank of Estonia museum

History
The museum is located in the first floor of the historic building that once housed the Estonian Nobility's Credit Union.
Estonia pst 11, 15095 Tallinn
+3726680760
muuseum@eestipank.ee
www.eestipank.ee/eesti-pank/eesti-panga-muuseum
Bastion Tunnels

Bastion Tunnels

History
Like any respectable Medieval town, Tallinn has its share of underground passageways, particularly the defensive tunnel systems built in the 1600s during the time of Swedish rule.
Komandandi tee 2
+3726446686
kok@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/kok/
Children's Museum

Children's Museum

Other
If you’ve got children, or you’re a child at heart, you can’t pass up a visit to the Children's Museum.
Kotzebue 16
+3726413491
laste@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/lastemuuseum
Dominican Monastery Claustrum

Dominican Monastery Claustrum

History
The inner chambers of the Dominican Monastery once included three wings, together called the Claustrum, of which the east wing still remains.
Müürivahe 33, 10140 Tallinn
+3725112536
info@paideia.ee
www.claustrum.eu
Dominican Monastery Museum

Dominican Monastery Museum

History
Established in 1246, Dominician Monastery Museum is Tallinn’s oldest intact building.
Vene 16, 10123 Tallinn
+3725155489
info@kloostri.ee
www.kloostri.ee
Eduard Vilde Museum

Eduard Vilde Museum

Literature
One of Estonia’s principle writers, Eduard Vilde (1865-1933), spent his last years living on the ground floor of this baroque house in Kadriorg park. Several of the rooms are dedicated to displays on the writer’s work.
Roheline aas 3, 10150 Tallinn
+3726013181
vilde@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/vilde/

Estonian Art Doll House

Other
The museum located at the oldest building in Tallinn, opened in 2010. The display boasts an international collection of dolls and hosts exhibitions and master classes.
Vene 12/1b Katariina käik, 10123 Tallinn
+3725250553
contact@estoniadolls.com
www.estoniadolls.com/
Estonian Film Museum

Estonian Film Museum

History
"Here We Are” pop-up museum exhibition was created by the Estonian History Museum in Maarjamäe Palace to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Estonian Film.
Pirita tee 56
+3726228600
post@ajaloomuuseum.ee
www.ajaloomuuseum.ee/en/exhibitions/open-exhibitions-/708-siin-me-oleme-eesti-filmi-esimene-sajand
Estonian Firefighting Museum

Estonian Firefighting Museum

History
Founded in 1973, the museum researches, preserves and exhibits historical materials associated with firefighting and the life and conditions of firefighters in Estonia from as far back as the 17th and 18th centuries.
Raua 2
+37253028404
muuseum@rescue.ee
www.tuletorjemuuseum.ee/
Estonian History Museum - Great Guild Hall

Estonian History Museum - Great Guild Hall

History
Housed in the 15th century Great Guild Hall, country's grandest history museum tells Estonia's story from prehistoric times to the present day.

Pikk 17, 10123 Tallinn
+3726411630
post@ajaloomuuseum.ee
www.ajaloomuuseum.ee
Estonian History Museum - Maarjamäe Palace

Estonian History Museum - Maarjamäe Palace

History
Set in the lush surroundings of Pirita is the history museum that deals with birth, development occupation and second independence of the nation.


Pirita tee 56, 10127 Tallinn
+3726228600
post@ajaloomuuseum.ee
www.ajaloomuuseum.ee
Estonian Maritime Museum

Estonian Maritime Museum

Nautical
Tallinn is first and foremost a port and this journey into the past, housed in the legendary Fat Margaret cannon tower, is bound to be a great outing for all the family.
Pikk 70, 10133 Tallinn
+3726411408
info@meremuuseum.ee
www.meremuuseum.ee
Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design

Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design

Art
Housed in the old granary, the museum shows off the country’s most impressive works of applied art from the early 1900s to today.
Lai 17, 10133 Tallinn
+3726274600
info@etdm.ee
www.etdm.ee
Estonian Museum of Natural History

Estonian Museum of Natural History

Natural Science
The museum brings nature closer to city people and helps them discover the secrets of the flora and fauna.

Lai 29a, 10133 Tallinn
+3726411739
muuseum@loodusmuuseum.ee
www.loodusmuuseum.ee
Estonian Open Air Museum

Estonian Open Air Museum

History
Enjoy themed fairs, visit old farm houses and rustic churches and roam acres of forest as part of this trip into the past. 

Vabaõhumuuseumi tee 12, 13521 Tallinn
+3726549100
info@evm.ee
www.evm.ee
Estonian Theatre and Music Museum

Estonian Theatre and Music Museum

History
You don’t have to have an ear for Bach to appreciate the curiosities on display in the Theatre and Music Museum.
Müürivahe 12, 10146 Tallinn
+3726446407
info@tmm.ee
www.tmm.ee
Great Coastal Gate and Fat Margaret tower

Great Coastal Gate and Fat Margaret tower

Nautical
Standing guard at the north end of Pikk street are two of Tallinn's most impressive defensive structures, the Great Coastal Gate (Suur Rannavärav) and Fat Margaret tower (Paks Margareeta).
Pikk 70
+3726411408
info@meremuuseum.ee
www.meremuuseum.ee
Hotel Viru & KGB Museum

Hotel Viru & KGB Museum

History
In Soviet times it was rumoured that the KGB had files on everyone and that they operated in the Viru Hotel.
Viru väljak 4
+3726809300
viru.reservation@sok.fi
www.sokoshotels.fi/ee/hotels/tallinna/hotelli-pohiandmed/hotell-viru-kgb-muuseum/

Jaani Seek

History
Väikese-Pääsukese 5, Tallinn
+3726155194
seek@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/jaaniseek/
Kadriorg Palace - Kadriorg Art Museum

Kadriorg Palace - Kadriorg Art Museum

Art
This Baroque palace, built by Peter the Great is today home to the foreign art collection of the Art Museum of Estonia.
A. Weizenbergi 37, 10127 Tallinn
+3726066400
kadriorg@ekm.ee
www.kadriorumuuseum.ee
Kiek in de Kök

Kiek in de Kök

History
Take a peek into the kitchens from the battlements of this Medieval defensive tower or tour around the Bastion Tunnels (advance booking needed).
Komandandi tee 2, 10130 Tallinn
+3726446686
kok@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/kok
Kumu Art Museum

Kumu Art Museum

Art
A must-see for culture creatures, Kumu, the main building of Art Museum of Estonia, serves both as Estonia's national gallery and as a centre for contemporary art.
A. Weizenbergi 34, 10127 Tallinn
+3726026000
kumu.info@ekm.ee
www.kumu.ee
Luscher & Matiesen Distillery - The Museum of Estonian Drinking Culture

Luscher & Matiesen Distillery - The Museum of Estonian Drinking Culture

History, Other
The Luscher & Matiesen Distillery, located on the view-platform edge of Toompea hill, was the nation's leading winery in the 1930s and has now made a comeback. 
Toom-Rüütli 10, Tallinn
+37256912910
info@matiesen.ee
www.matiesen.ee
Maiden's Tower

Maiden's Tower

History
This square, three-storey Town Wall tower next to the Danish King's Garden dates to the 14th century. 
Lühike jalg 9a, Tallinn
+372 6012605
neitsitorn@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/neitsitorn/
Mikkel Museum

Mikkel Museum

Art
Anyone visiting the Kadriorg Palace should also consider dropping into the Mikkel Museum, one of Tallinn’s most impressive displays of foreign art.
A. Weizenbergi 28, 10127 Tallinn
+3726066400
kadriorg@ekm.ee
www.mikkelimuuseum.ee
Museum for Puppet Arts NUKU

Museum for Puppet Arts NUKU

Other
The Museum for Puppet Arts is an interactive display showcasing the magic and the artistry of puppetry.


Lai 1, 10133 Tallinn
+3726679555
kassa@nuku.ee
www.nuku.ee
Museum Miia-Milla-Manda

Museum Miia-Milla-Manda

Other
This elegant boutique museum taylored for children is set in the palatial beauty of Kadriorg suburbs.
L. Koidula 21c
+3726017057
mmmm@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/miiamillamanda
Museum of Coastal Folk

Museum of Coastal Folk

History
Situated in the ancient seaside Village of Pringi in Viimsi, a 30-minute drive from central Tallinn, the museum is located in a cosy old schoolhouse. Here you’ll find something for the whole family, from permanent and changing exhibitions to a sea-themed playroom and a gift shop.
Nurme tee 3, Viimsi
+3726066941
info@rannarahvamuuseum.ee
www.rannarahvamuuseum.ee/
Museum of Estonian Architecture

Museum of Estonian Architecture

Art
The Rotermann’s Salt Storage, one of the grandest limestone structures in the Rotermann district, is the ideal place for a museum dedicated to architecture.
Ahtri 2, 10151 Tallinn
+3726257000
info@arhitektuurimuuseum.ee
www.arhitektuurimuuseum.ee
Museum of Occupations

Museum of Occupations

History
This modern museum is the first in the nation dedicated to the 1940 - 1991 time period, during which Estonia was occupied briefly by the Germans, and for a longer time by the Soviet Union.
Toompea 8, 10142 Tallinn
+3726680250
muuseum@okupatsioon.ee
www.okupatsioon.ee
Museum of the Popular Front

Museum of the Popular Front

History
The museum located on Freedom Square, is dedicated to one of the most influential political organisation in the history of Estonia’s independence, it preserves and displays pieces that are important in understanding the course of the movement.   
Vabaduse väljak 9
+3726457219
rrmuuseum@tallinnlv.ee
Niguliste Museum (St. Nicholas' Church)

Niguliste Museum (St. Nicholas' Church)

Art
Saints, dancing skeletons and silver – not to mention the occasional organ concert – are the main attractions at this imposing, 13th-century church.
Niguliste 3, 10146 Tallinn
+3726314330
niguliste@ekm.ee
www.nigulistemuuseum.ee/
Nõmme Museum

Nõmme Museum

History
The museum, housed in Nõmme's railway station, tracks the history of Nõmme and provides insight into small town life through photos and numerous household items from the first four decades of the 20th century.
Jaama 18, 11615 Tallinn
+3726700202
nomme.muuseum@tallinnlv.ee
www.tallinn.ee/Nomme-Muuseum-2
Patarei Prison and Sea Fortress

Patarei Prison and Sea Fortress

History
Sea fortress Patarei (Battery) is a unique architectural monument that served many years as a prison (open during summer season only). 
Kalaranna 2
+3725046536
info@patarei.org
patarei.org
Peter the Great's Cottage

Peter the Great's Cottage

History
One of great figures in World's history, Peter the Great, liked to mingle among the people and when he stayed in Tallinn he lived in this humble cottage.
Mäekalda 2
+3726013136
peetri@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/peetrimaja
Seaplane Harbour (Lennusadam)

Seaplane Harbour (Lennusadam)

Nautical
Region's biggest sea centre and maritime museum in architectually unique seaplane hangars boast life size submarine and replica seaplane.   
Vesilennuki 6, 10415 Tallinn
+3726200550
info@lennusadam.eu
www.lennusadam.eu
Tallinn Car Museum

Tallinn Car Museum

Other
Tallinn Car Museum exhibits 40 historical vehicles, with the earliest exhibit dating back to 1931.
Paldiski mnt 135a, Tallinn
+3725141444
info@automuuseum.ee
www.automuuseum.ee
Tallinn City Museum

Tallinn City Museum

History
This historical museum, which tell Estonia's story through the ages, is itself a part of history.


Vene 17, 10123 Tallinn
+3726155193
info@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/linnamuuseum
Tallinn's Russian Museum

Tallinn's Russian Museum

History
The museum researches and informs about Russian culture in Estonia by collecting, restoring and exhibiting the work of artists, musicians, scientists and other famous and historical names in the local Russian community.
Pikk tn 29A, 10143 Tallinn

info@vemu.ee
www.vemu.ee
Tallinn University of Technology Museum

Tallinn University of Technology Museum

Other
The museum of one of the top universities in the Baltics displays interactive exhibitions from its various departments. Other exhibitions include art and science themed presentations.
Akadeemia tee 1, 12618 Tallinn
+3726203438
muuseum@ttu.ee
http://www.ttu.ee/asutused/muuseum
The Estonian War Museum - General Laidoner Museum

The Estonian War Museum - General Laidoner Museum

History
The Estonian War Museum - General Laidoner Museum provides an overview of Estonia's military history and a contemporary display of the Estonian Defense Forces.
Mõisa tee 1, Viimsi, 74001 Viimsi
+3726217410
info@esm.ee
www.esm.ee/
Town Prison - Museum of Photography

Town Prison - Museum of Photography

History
Tallinn’s Museum of Photography traces the history of this art.
Raekoja 4
+3726448767
foto@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/fotomuuseum
Tramway Museum

Tramway Museum

Other
Museum presents photo materials and documents of trams lifeline in Tallinn over the 120 years. On display are old mechanisms and machinery, mementos, souvenirs and symbols.
Pärnu mnt 89, Tallinn
+37255513524

Viimsi Open Air Museum

Viimsi Open Air Museum

History
Set right by the sea this assembly of old farm buildings gives overview of the 1920s fishing village life.
Rohuneeme tee 51, 74011 Viimsi vald, Harjumaa
+3726066952
info@rannarahvamuuseum.ee
www.rannarahvamuuseum.ee/en/viimsi-vabaohumuuseum/
 
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