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.

<b>Invisible Light. Freemasonry in Tallinn between the Two World Wars</b>

Invisible Light. Freemasonry in Tallinn between the Two World Wars

The members of the lodges were the antiquarian and bookseller Harald Liiker and the writer Mait Metsanurk (in the photo).   In the Gate Tower of the Short Leg on Friday, May 27, was ...

<b>Exhibition “The Prehistory of Tallinn”</b> <br>in the Kiek in de Kök Fortifications Museum

Exhibition “The Prehistory of Tallinn”
in the Kiek in de Kök Fortifications Museum

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 ...

<b>RESTORED INTERIOR</B><BR> About the golden days of the Maiden Tower cafe

RESTORED INTERIOR
About 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 <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 ...

Museum of Photography

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

<b>ESTONIA IN THE 1930s.</b><br>Photographer Carl Sarap (1893–1942) in the Museum of Photography

ESTONIA IN THE 1930s.
Photographer Carl Sarap (1893–1942) in the Museum of Photography

Carl Sarap (1893–1942) was a publisher and one of the best-known photographers in Estonia in the late 1930s.   Carl Sarap’s photos were spread all over Estonia on postcards and envelopes, traveled around Europe at foreign exhibitions, and the many commissions could barely be completed. Sarap distinguished ...

<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 ...

<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.

<b>"PAX per CULTURA.<br></b> The Roerich Pact in Estonia. The evolution of views<br>in Tallinn Russian Museum

“PAX per CULTURA.
The Roerich Pact in Estonia. The evolution of views
in Tallinn Russian Museum

“Peace, longed-for peace can only come through culture.” These words of the great artist and humanist Nikolai Roerich are in line with the new exhibition at the Tallinn Russian Museum, organized by ...

<b>A WORD CLOSE TO HEART</b> <BR>Exhibition by Tanja Muravskaja in Tallinn Russian Museum

A WORD CLOSE TO HEART
Exhibition by Tanja Muravskaja in Tallinn Russian Museum

Tanja Muravskaja’s exhibition “A word close to the heart” will be on display in the Tallinn Russian Museum (Pikk 29a) from the 12th of January. The exhibition “A word close to the ...

<b>"Museum Laboratory": a new experimental exhibition of the Tallinn Russian Museum</b>

“Museum Laboratory”: a new experimental exhibition of the Tallinn Russian Museum

The Museum Laboratory is an experimental exhibition. We left the traditional approach to creating exhibitions and took simple stories of people and everyday life as a basis. The laboratory tells the stories ...

“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.