Miiamilla Children’s Museum

The Miiamilla Children’s Museum in Tallinn is located in Kadriorg Park. Its exposition is designed for children from 3 to 11 years old, as well as their parents. There are various activities and a cafe. Entrance to the museum in street shoes is impossible, so if you are going to come here, consider the need for a change of shoes or be prepared to stay in socks.

Miiamilla Children’s Museum Exhibit

Miia-Milla-Manda is the name of a little girl who loves to play with her friends more than anything else. The museum named after her is a small town where it is never flatly. There are always a lot of children here, and in the tower house you can learn something new, ask questions, learn something or just play.

The Miiamilla exhibit is tailored to the needs of mainstream visitors. You can look at, touch, and listen to the exhibits. Most importantly, you can learn that playing together is always more fun than playing alone.

The museum house is divided into themed rooms. In the hall “Friend of the Museum” you can see a small shop, a post office, a photo studio, a sewing workshop and a watchmaker’s room. In the “Nature is Our Friend” room, children are taught to treat the environment with care. You can also learn about the history of the house.

History of the Miiamilla House Museum

The building of Miiamilla Children’s Museum in Tallinn was built in 1936-37 according to the design of architects Alar Kotli and Willem Seider. It was originally planned as the main building of the children’s leisure complex. Next to it were sports and playgrounds and a swimming pool.

During the Soviet period in Estonia the area was used as a youth sports base. Rhythmic gymnastics, swimming, cycling, ball games and many other sports were practiced here. Since 1978 it also housed a sports and dance club Palestra.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union the area fell into disrepair. Over time, the sports facilities fell into disrepair and were dismantled. The same fate could have befallen the house, but in 2003 the state took it under protection as a monument of architecture.

Location

Museum address: Koidula 21C
Official website: linnamuuseum.ee

Interesting facts

  • Miiamilla Children’s Museum is a branch of the Tallinn City Museum.
  • In front of the museum building there are playgrounds for children that are free of charge. However, parents should remember that they are responsible for their children.
  • The museum was opened here in 2009. It has been operating under its current name since 2014.