EXHIBITIONS

Tallinn City Life Museum

The permanent exhibition at Vene 17 covers the history of the town from pre-history to the 1990s.
The cellar houses a study collection of our porcelain and faiance collection (have a glimpse here).
Our collections of historic ceramics, copper and brass, and pewter are opened to the public, too.

<b>Tallinn City Life Museum <br>Permanent exhibition in the <BR>MEDIEVAL MERCHANT`S HOUSE</b><br>

Tallinn City Life Museum
Permanent exhibition in the
MEDIEVAL MERCHANT`S HOUSE

The exhibition tells the history of the city from the old y times to the 20th century. The exhibition introduces the port and commercial life, the living conditions of merchants and craftsmen. The ...

<b>Exhibition<BR>INDECENT TALLINN </b><br>about sex life in olden days

Exhibition
INDECENT TALLINN

about sex life in olden days

The City Life Museum’s exhibition “Indecent Tallinn” talks about the desires of the people of Tallinn and the taboos that accompanied them over time. Urban sexual behaviour and prostitution in Tallinn are ...

<B>Exhibition of<br>AMAZING TABLEWARE</B>

Exhibition of
AMAZING TABLEWARE

Exhibition of ceramics, copper, bronze and tin in a medieval house The museum’s open archive introduces Tallinn City Museum’s collections and cellar from the Middle Age. In addition to the collections, the important architectural ...

Kiek in de Kök Fortifications Museum

The 15th century built artillery tower Kiek in de Kök together with the passages inside of the 17th century built bastions form an exciting part of historical fortifications of this city.

<b>Exhibition „Endless Coffee Drinking“</br> At the Kiek in de Kök Fortress Museum, in the Gate Tower.

Exhibition „Endless Coffee Drinking“
At the Kiek in de Kök Fortress Museum, in the Gate Tower.

The exhibition “Endless Coffee Drinking” is like a nostalgic journey into the once and still popular venues in the Old Town of Tallinn. The display in the Gate Tower introduces historical cafés, ...

<B>UNDERGROUND BASTION PASSAGES</B>

UNDERGROUND BASTION PASSAGES

Visit the Bastion passages and the Museum of Carved Stone with an audio guide! The audio guide NUMU allows visitors to learn about this fascinating place in Estonian, English, Russian and Finnish. 

<b>RESTORED INTERIOR FROM 80s</B><BR>The golden days of the Maiden Tower cafe

RESTORED INTERIOR FROM 80s
The golden days of the Maiden Tower cafe

The restored interior of the Maiden Tower, belonging to the Kiek in de Kök Fortifications Museum, reminisces the tower cafe’s golden days. Tallinn City Museum has brought a shard of recently passed decades’ ...

Museum of Photography

The display gives a survey of the history of Estonian photography from 1840-1940.

Starting from June 6:<br><b>Group exhibition "THE BODY"</b> <br>Contemporary Body Representation Through the Camera

Starting from June 6:
Group exhibition “THE BODY” 
Contemporary Body Representation Through the Camera

The group exhibition ‘The Body’ at the Museum of Photography brings together contemporary representations of the body by 23 artists, captured by the camera in both photography and video.

Starting from May 24:<br><b>PHOTO EXHIBITION "GENDERED LENS"</b>

Starting from May 24:
PHOTO EXHIBITION “GENDERED LENS”

The exhibition Gendered Lens features nudes and portraits with the body at the centre.

<b>ESTONIAN PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSICS<BR> Toomas Kalve's Retrospective</b>

ESTONIAN PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSICS
Toomas Kalve’s Retrospective

THE EXHIBITION IS ENDED IN 2023   Toomas Kalve’s retrospective exhibition included all of his work so far, from his experiments as a schoolboy to his most important series: “The Life of Dead Birds”, “Back in Paris”, “Views of Supilinn”, “Tartu Botanical Garden and Toomemägi”, “Anatomikum ...

Kalamaja museum

NEW EXHIBITION:<br><b>"THE MAGICAL REALISM OF KOPLI"<BR>at Kalamaja museum</b>

NEW EXHIBITION:
“THE MAGICAL REALISM OF KOPLI”
at Kalamaja museum

The exhibition reveals the peculiarities and special observations of one of Tallinn's suburbs, both today and from the past.

Exhibition in Kalamaja Museum “Kalamaja Wallpapers and What We Can Find Underneath”

Exhibition in Kalamaja Museum “Kalamaja Wallpapers and What We Can Find Underneath”

Tallinn City Museum’s conservator Merike Neidorp has soaked and unravelled old layers of wallpaper. We now have an opportunity to embark on a little time travel through the history of wallpaper as an important part of interior design in the oldest suburb of Tallinn.

EXHIBITION IN CAFÉ BOHEEM: "Working Kalamaja. Breadwinning in the 1920s-1960s”

EXHIBITION IN CAFÉ BOHEEM: “Working Kalamaja. Breadwinning in the 1920s-1960s”

Hard-working Kalamaja residents are at the centre of the Kalamaja Museum’s outdoor exhibition “Working Kalamaja. Breadwinning in the 1920s-1960s.” Photos taken decades ago allow visitors to learn about various work environments and compare how jobs, work organisation and conditions have changed over time.

Kalamaja museum’s outdoor exhibition <b>“Uka-Uka, I Am Free. Outdoor Games in Kalamaja”</b>

Kalamaja museum’s outdoor exhibition “Uka-Uka, I Am Free. Outdoor Games in Kalamaja”

The Kalamaja Museum has completed another exhibition on the streets of Kalamaja ahead of the opening of its new building. This time, the focus is on local games and stories of play between 1930 and 1970. Play is the work of a little person, and it is something that the children of all suburbs have always ...

<b>Lost Fragments of Kalamaja. Pictures from family photo albums</b>

Lost Fragments of Kalamaja. Pictures from family photo albums

This outdoor exhibition by the Kalamaja Museum is like travelling through time into the everyday life of the district of yesteryear. The exhibition includes valuable visual material shared by former and current inhabitants responding to the museum’s call.

Tallinn Russian Museum

Tallinn Russian Museum studies and introduces Russian culture in Estonia and establishes conditions for restoring, maintaining, collecting and displaying Estonian Russian cultural objects.

Mustamäe. City of Dreams?

Mustamäe. City of Dreams?

An exhibition about the history of Mustamäe is open in the Russian Museum of the Tallinn City Museum on Pikk Street, which opens the story of the birth and development of the ...

“The Story of the House” in the Russian Museum in Tallinn

“The Story of the House” in the Russian Museum in Tallinn

The Russian Museum in Tallinn introduces the changes in the architecture of the house over the centuries, intertwining the cultural history and the people related to the house. Apparently, the houses in Tallinn’s ...

The House of Peter the Great

House of Peter the Great exhibitis unique items that surrounded Peter and Catherine

House of Peter the Great exhibitis unique items that surrounded Peter and Catherine

House of Peter the Great is the oldest museum in Tallinn, which was opened in 1806 on the orders of Russian emperor Alexander I. It exhibits a unique collection of genuine objects ...

Children´s Museum Miiamilla

The Children’s Museum Miiamilla is open again. We are happy to invite you to explore our new exhibition!

Buy a ticket in advance for the weekend!

To offer the best visitor experience, we ask kindly to buy museum tickets in advance for the selected time.

A ticket purchased in advance ensures your entry at the specific time marked on the pass.

NB! The museum’s recommended visit time during the opening month is up to 2 hours!

 

Virtual exhibitions


Google Arts&Culture
Tallinn City Museum is the first museum in Estonia to launch a virtual exhibition on Google Arts & Culture, making the museum and its exhibits accessible from all around the world.

“Time travel in the heart of Tallinn”
Tallinn University and Tallinn City Museum have collaborated in creating a travelling exhibition “Time travel in the heart of Tallinn” in which buildings tell the story of the capital and its people. The exhibition can now also be experienced virtually.