Museum Sundays:
every first Sunday of the month there is a free entrance to Tallinn city owned museums

Every first Sunday of the month there is a free entrance to Tallinn city owned museums. Upcoming Museum Sundays in 2023: January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3.

Museum Sundays is the initiative of Tallinn City with the aim to bring attention the daily activities in museums and the rich cultural life of the city, and to improve the accessibility of it to both Tallinners and its visitors.

NB! On free Sundays, museums are open free of charge to individual visitors, guided group visits are not accepted on these days.

In half a year, the initiative has attracted a large number of visitors, with a record 9180 museum-goers visiting the museums on Museum Day in August.

“The Museum Sundays have attracted over 36,000 visitors to Tallinn’s museums in six months, which shows that the initiative has been warmly received by the public. As there is no sign of a drop in visitor numbers on other days, it is safe to say that the goal of increasing the audience has been achieved,” said Deputy Mayor Kaarel Oja, summing up the experience of the first six months.

“As a review of the Museum Sundays so far, the aim of the initiative – to bring more visitors to the museums and to draw more attention to our activities – has been very successful. We can be pleased to report that interest from both our own people and visitors to Tallinn has increased time and again, with a record number of visits to our museums during the August Museum Sunday. The feedback we have received from visitors also expresses 99% of people’s happiness and gratitude that such an opportunity has been created,” said Heli Nurger, Director of Tallinn City Museum.

“While interest is high, we are also faced with a shortage of museum staff on peak visiting days, so we need to ask for volunteers – I call on all museum lovers to lend a hand and at the same time get an interesting experience behind the scenes. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please let us know at ,” Nurger added. Read more


For more information, please visit and the Museum Sunday Facebook page.