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>Exhibition in Tallinn City Life Museum:</b> "Searching for the tunes of freedom from Finland. 1960–1991"

Exhibition in Tallinn City Life Museum: “Searching for the tunes of freedom from Finland. 1960–1991”

Music has the power and influence that can change the world. At the  60´s through the 90´s pop and rock became the main force for youth cultures – more than any other ...

<b>Exhibition "Indecent Tallinn" </b>talks about sexual sphere in old Tallinn

Exhibition “Indecent Tallinn” talks about sexual sphere in old Tallinn

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

Exhibition of ceramics, copper, bronze and tin in a medieval house

Exhibition of ceramics, copper, bronze and tin in a medieval house

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.

Exhibition <b> Urban Animal. Cow, Bedbug and Dragon in the History of Tallinn </b> at the Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum

Exhibition Urban Animal. Cow, Bedbug and Dragon in the History of Tallinn at the Kiek in de Kök Fortification Museum

Exhibition Urban Animal. Cow, Bedbug and Dragon in the History of Tallinn will open at the Kiek in de Kök  offering a compact and complete overview of urban animals for the very ...

Exhibition “Metapsychic Tallinn” in the Gate Tower of the Short Leg (Lühikese jala väravatorn)

Exhibition “Metapsychic Tallinn” in the Gate Tower of the Short Leg (Lühikese jala väravatorn)

“Metapsychic Tallinn” is an exhibition introducing the occultists of pre-war Tallinn, the associations they formed and the findings of the studies they conducted. Entrance to the Gate Tower of the Short Leg ...

Visit the Bastion passages and the Museum of Carved Stone with an audio guide

Visit the Bastion passages and the Museum of Carved Stone with an audio guide

The Kiek in de Kök Fortifications Museum introduces the fascinating history of the underground passages in the Bastion passages and the Museum of Carved Stone. The NutiMuuseum audio guide NUMU allows visitors ...

Permanent exhibition in the Kiek in de Kök tower

Permanent exhibition in the Kiek in de Kök tower

The permanent exhibition in the Kiek in de Kök tower is aimed to give the visitor an overview about the birth of the town, the history of its fortifications and main military campaigns ...

Museum of Photography

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

<b>Estonian and Finnish Analogue Photography Today 26.05.-4.09.2022 </b>

Estonian and Finnish Analogue Photography Today 26.05.-4.09.2022

The digital world order has not achieved its full domination over the analogue. This also applies to photography as a separate medium. Instead, we can observe tendencies of analogue photography revival, in the case of the younger generation, even the trend of trying out ...

An exhibition on an important topic by Karoliina Kase in the project room

An exhibition on an important topic by Karoliina Kase in the project room

From April 14 we invite the audience to the exhibition “To All the Bobbies Out There” by Australian-based Estonian photographer Karoliina Kase in the project room of the Museum of Photography. The photo project deals with an important topic of how animals are treated ...

<b> Exhibition "Southern boys, southern girls" by Paola Suhonen coming soon! </b>

Exhibition “Southern boys, southern girls” by Paola Suhonen coming soon!

The theme year program for documentary photography continues in 2022. In cooperation with the Finnish Institute, we will open the exhibition “Southern boys, southern girls” by artist and designer Paola Suhonen in February.  Suhonen’s photo series is comprised of atmospheric snapshots featuring four randomly found ...

Solo exhibition “The Earth’s Circle. Kolodozero ” by Ekaterina Solovieva

Solo exhibition “The Earth’s Circle. Kolodozero ” by Ekaterina Solovieva

On December 17, at 5 pm, the exhibition “The Earth’s Circle. Kolodozero ”, which tells the story of Arkady, a punk priest from Tallinn, will open. The photographer used her camera to capture Arkady’s life and activities in the village of Kolodozero in Karelia ...

The project “Kohti : Towards” by Sanni Saarinen at the Museum of Photography

The project “Kohti : Towards” by Sanni Saarinen at the Museum of Photography

On November 5 at 5 pm, we will open the exhibition “Kohti : Towards” by Finnish photographer Sanni Saarinen in the project room of our museum. KOHTI is a Finnish word meaning “towards”, but I translate it into the act of trying to reach something. ...

Sirli Raitma`s exhibition "EHA" 28.01-25.04

Sirli Raitma`s exhibition “EHA” 28.01-25.04

The portrait series “EHA” by Estonian photographer Sirli Raitma, who lives in London, shows the photographer’s mother, depicted in unusual situations, poses and clothing. Eha was born in Viljandi County in 1950, worked as an accountant in Suure-Jaani lemonade factory, and later was a ...

<b>Isolation Dialogues</b> - a large-scale virtual exhibition project of the Museum of Photography

Isolation Dialogues – a large-scale virtual exhibition project of the Museum of Photography

PHOTOGRAPHERS HOLD ISOLATION DIALOGUES IN PICTURES More than 120 Estonian photographers are participating in Isolation Dialogues – a large-scale project of the Tallinn Museum of Photography. In order to provide creative output during the quarantine period and record the sense of the weird situation we are ...

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.

“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 I and Catherine

House of Peter the Great exhibitis unique items that surrounded Peter I 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

Children’s Museum Miiamilla is a playful place

Children’s Museum Miiamilla is a playful place

Children’s Museum Miiamilla is a playful environment for children and families. The museum has its own café and a large outdoor playground. The museum is located in the vast, traffic-free Kadriorg Park that makes this ...

 

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.