The Top 10 Museums in Tallinn, Estonia

Kumu Art Museum
Kumu Art Museum | © Karen Bryan / Flickr
Kasparas Asmonaitis

Any visitors to Tallinn should visit as many of the city’s greatest museums as possible, to understand the rich history of Estonia and get in touch with the local culture. Tallinn has changed a lot throughout the years, so every museum is authentic in its own way.

1. Niguliste Museum

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2. Peter the Great House Museum

Peter the Great House Museum is the oldest museum in Tallinn, offering a brilliant collection of items which belonged to Peter I, the Russian Tsar, and his wife Catherine I. The couple stayed in this old manor in the early 18th century, making this site a historical heritage today.

Peter the Great House Museum, Mäekalda 2, 10127 Tallinn

3. Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages Museum

4. Marzipan Gallery

Marzipan Gallery really is what it sounds like. Everything inside is made from marzipan, including figures of famous people like Vladimir Putin. Entry is free and food and drink is available for purchase inside. It is one of the most authentic places in Tallinn and one of few museums in the world to utilize the confectionary in its craft.

Marzipan Gallery, Pikk 40, 10133 Tallinn

5. Rocca Al Mare Open Air Museum

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6. Helios Hall

People who love art, particularly Impressionism, will definitely enjoy visiting this little museum in the heart of the Old Town. Admire the works of talented painters while listening to classical music and learning about Estonian culture in Helios Hall, one of the top places to visit while in Tallinn.

Helios Hall, Sauna 1-3, 10140 Tallinn

7. Seaplane Harbour


Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour │© /kallu / Flickr

Great Guild Hall

Great Guild Hall offers some of the most intrinsic details about Estonian history, including the political movement of freedom. The staff are extremely friendly and keen to help while everything is translated into English so visitors from all over can learn the history behind every exhibit.

Great Guild Hall, Pikk 17, 10123 Tallinn

8. Kumu Art Museum

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