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.
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 ...
From the first handbag to a meaningful companion For centuries, people have used bags for storing and carrying necessary items but only during the past hundred years the handbag has become, especially for ...
about sex life in olden days
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 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.
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.
THE PREHISTORY OF TALLINN
The exhibition “The Prehistory of Tallinn” at the Kiek in de Kök Fortifications Museum presents the ancient history of Tallinn. The exhibition “The Prehistory of Tallinn” at the Kiek in de Kök ...
Permanent exhibition in
MEDIEVAL CANNON TOWER
The permanent exhibition in the Kiek in de Kök tower is giving overview about the birth of the town, the history of its fortifications and military campaigns and sieges from the 13th to ...
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’ ...
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 ...
Museum of Photography
The display gives a survey of the history of Estonian photography from 1840-1940.
In the gallery Seek: Forests of the North Wind by Ritva Kovalainen & Sanni Seppo
On June 16, the exhibition Forests of the North Wind by the artists Ritva Kovalainen and Sanni Seppo will be opened in the gallery Seek of the Museum of Photography as the part of the nature theme program. The exhibition is supported by the ...
ESTONIAN PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSICS
Toomas Kalve’s Retrospective
Toomas Kalve’s retrospective exhibition includes 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 91”, “Kalvetarium”, “Coloured Nature” and ...
photography project of the pandemic years
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 ...
OPENING SOON! Outdoor exhibition “From Screw to Piano. The Story of Kalamaja’s Industries”
Today's Kalamaja was born in the wake of the industrial revolution at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. At that time, large and small factories which required hundreds and thousands of workers sprang up here.
EKA TASE exhibition „Three Drops of Blood“ in Kalamaja Museum
An old forgotten suitcase was found in the Estonian National Archives. It contained what seemed to be sketches and materials of an unfinished video game. The suitcase was given to retro video game enthusiasts Camille Laurelli and Rainer Peterson who figured out that it was indeed a game from the late 1980s.
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.
Exhibition in Kalamaja Museum “Kalamaja Wallpapers and What We Can Find Underneath”
In the Kalamaja Museum gallery 12 April 2023 to May 2024 In Kalamaja and Põhja-Tallinn, there are still homes built in the first half of the 20th century that are awaiting renovation or are being renovated right now. There are more and more apartment owners who value the past and its layers and believe heritage to be ...
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 ...
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.
Outdoor exhibition on the streets of Kalamaja “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. Photo albums have been the most precious treasure people have carried with them on their difficult journeys ...
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 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 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 Cildrens Museum Miiamilla is TEMPORARELY CLOSED for remodel at 2023. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope to meet You again in 2024.
Café “KOOKER” and our garden are OPEN FOR VISITORS.
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.