Tallinn City Museum
Tallinn City Museum is located in the Old Town of the Estonian capital. Here you can get comprehensive information about the history of Tallinn, as well as learn about the most important aspects of life in the city, from the first settlements to the present day. A visit to the museum is interesting for people of all ages.
Tallinn City Museum exhibition
The building of the Tallinn City Museum is located in the historic center of the capital on Vene Street. This medieval dwelling house with a high pitched roof and a lancet portal for several centuries belonged to the rich merchants and noblemen of Reval. The museum exposition was placed there in the 1960s. In 1997-2000 the building was majorly restored, as a result of which it received its present appearance.
Museum exposition consists of various items of everyday life in the city. There are decorated with antique interior items, housewares and other items. In addition, there are miniature models of Old Tallinn, as well as old engravings and paintings depicting the urban life of the Middle Ages. The peculiarity of the museum exhibition is that many of the exhibits here can be touched with the hands.
Branches of the museum
Tallinn City Museum operates seven branch museums. In addition to the main one is:
- Kiek-in-de-Köök Tower.
- Photography Museum
- Miiamilla Children’s Museum
- Kalamaja Museum
- Peter the Great House Museum
- Tallinn Russian Museum
Official website: linnamuuseum.ee
The museum’s collection consists of more than 170,000 items related to the history of Tallinn.