Museums

The influence of Museums are the interesting historical heritage of Tallinn. There are plenty of museums in a historic alignment. There are several museums expose handicrafts and arts from Estonian ancestors to present artists.

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Estonian Open-Air Museum – Located at Vabaõhumuuseumi tee 12, Tallinn. This museum lets you travel back in time to rural Estonia of old. The museum presents a unique collection of farm buildings, water mills, windmills, a wooden chapel and a village school, with staff demonstrating how people lived and worked in the past. Visitors can buy handicrafts and try to taste the traditional food served at the tavern.

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Adamson-Eric Museum – Located at Lühike jalg 3. In the main exhibition in the first floor displayed more than 500 artworks of Adamson-Eric, which contains of paintings, ceramics, leather works of art, forms of metal, ceramic decorative plates and jewelry.

Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design – Located at Lai 17, Tallinn. Consists of examples of contemporary Estonian applied art and design of prototypes and products. This Museum has a collection, with 15,000 exhibits, contains of textile art, ceramics, porcelain, leather, glass, jewelry, metalwork, furniture and product design. There is also a rare collection of photographs, negatives and slides, a small specialized library and an archive collection.

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Tallinn City Museum – Located at Vene 17, Tallinn. Most modern and best-presented historical museum in Tallinn, introduces all the vital aspects of the history of the city and its development. Various sectors of medieval society are explained by a combination of texts, objects, life-sized models and sound effects.

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Kadriorg Palace – Kadriorg Art Museum – Located at A. Weizenbergi 37, Tallinn. A trip to Tallinn is not a trip to Tallinn without a visit to this magnificent northern Baroque palace. Surrounding the Palace are several interesting palace side buildings. For example, the kitchen renovated building is now occupied by an art museum called the Museum Mikkel, and the humble estate of summer is the Peter I House Museum. While here, do not miss the decadent, two-story main hall, with its elaborately painted ceiling and stucco work.

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Estonian Maritime Museum – The museum focuses on the important aspect of maritime history of Estonia, showing things as Neolithic fishing gear, antique diving equipment, and up to the wheelhouse from the 1950’s a ship of the time. The exhibition on the history of Estonia’s maritime transport – ships and shipbuilding, ports, navigational aids on ships, lighthouses – is displayed on four floors of the museum. In the inner court historical anchors are exposed and from the roof of the tower is a magnificent view over the harbor and the Old Town.