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Estonia   Museums
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Estonian History Museum - Maarjamäe Palace
Address: Pirita tee 56, Tallinn, Harjumaa
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Tel: +372 6968 600
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www.ajaloomuuseum.ee/et/kuelastajale/918-maarjamaee-loss
Maarjamäe or Orlov’s Palace was commissioned by Count Anatoli Orlov-Davydov from St. Petersburg. The historicist limestone summer residence on the seashore was designed by architect Robert Gödicke. In the 1930s the building housed a magnificent restaurant – the Riviera Palace. In 1937 the Estonian Air force Flying School obtained the building, the Soviet Army took over in 1940. The restored palace opened its doors to the public as a branch museum of the Estonian History Museum in 1987. Permanent and temporary exhibitions about Estonian history.
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Mahtra Talurahva museum
Address: Muuseumi 1, Juuru, Raplamaa
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Tel: +372 484 4199
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www.mahtramuuseum.ee
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Mihkli farm museum
Address: Viki, Kihelkonna, Saaremaa
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Tel: +372 45 54463
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www.saaremaamuuseum.ee
On the western coast of Saaremaa, 3 km from Kihelkonna towards Kuressaare one may find a peculiar museum - Mihkli Farm Museum. There was no need to gather things into this farm: the complete set of farm houses and all kind of things needed in every-day life were there. Almost all the things have been made by the people of six generations living there during two centuries. You can see historical exhibits in their historical environment. Mihkli Farm Museum was born on Feb. 5, 1959, when the last owner of the farm became the first employee of the new museum after having handed over all the buildings and everyday commodities to Saaremaa Museum.
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Mõniste muuseum
Address: Kuutsi, Mõniste, Võrumaa
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Tel: +372 789 0622, +372 525 7027
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www.monistemuuseum.ee/
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Muhu Museum
Address: Koguva, Muhu, Saaremaa
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Tel: +372 45 48872
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www.muhumuuseum.ee
Muhu Museum in the village of Koguva on the island of Muhu illustrates the life of a prosperous coastal farm in the 19th century. Tooma farmstead – the birthplace of Estonian writer Juhan Smuul – with all outbuildings and farm equipment is the heart of the museum. Additionally, an old village school dating back to the mid-19th century and a display of ethnographic textiles (Muhu folk costumes and bridal quilts) exhibited in the office building of the museum at Koguva Välja, belong to the museum. In addition to the ethnographic farmstead, an exposition introducing the life and work of Juhan Smuul and his summertime writing-room can be seen at Tooma. A copy of the Letter of Freedom, granted to the peasants of Koguva in 1532, is displayed on the wall of the Tooma living-room. The history and inhabitants of the village of Koguva are introduced. The museum is situated in the heart of the Koguva village, which is a heritage conservation area. Old dry-stone walls and crooked village streets create a unique archaic atmosphere around the museum. It is worth remembering, however, that the rest of the village is not a museum and the villagers are leading their normal daily life.
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The Art Gallery of the Narva Museum
Address: Vestervalli 21, Narva, Ida-Virumaa
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Tel: +372 359 2151
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www.narvamuuseum.ee
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Narva Museum and Narva Castle
Address: Peterburi maantee 2, Narva, Ida-Virumaa
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Tel: +372 359 9245, Fax: +372 359 9232
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www.narvamuuseum.ee
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Museum of Occupation and of Fight for Freedom
Address: Toompea 8, Tallinn, Harjumaa
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Tel: +372 668 0250, Fax: +372 668 0251
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www.okupatsioon.ee
The permanent exposition of the Occupations Museum, which was opened in 2003, reflects developments in Estonia from 1940 to 1991, when Estonia was alternately occupied by the Soviet Union, Germany, and by the Soviet Union once more. More or less thematic temporary exhibition are also organized.
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Paide ordulinnus
Address: Vallimägi, Paide, Järvamaa
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Tel:
et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paide_ordulinnus
58.889684088824545, 25.571399915344273
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Palamuse O. Luts' Parish School Museum
Address: Köstri allee 3, Palamuse, Jõgevamaa
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Tel: +372 776 0514
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www.palmuseum.ee
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Sea fortress Patarei
Address: Suur-Patarei 24, Tallinn, Harjumaa
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Tel: +372 50 46 536
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www.patarei.org
Sea fortress Patarei (Battery) is a unique monument of architecture. The defence system completed in 1840 by order of Emperor Nicholas I has preserved its beautiful limestone facade. With the development of technology the fortress lost its value as defence structure and became a barrack for soldiers from different army units. Special period for Patarei arrived in 1919 when the fortress became a prison. Because of its two meter walls, Patarei suited very well for that purpose. It was also used by all foreign powers occupying Estonia. Patarei has preserved its original Soviet interior that is of interest both to local people and tourists from abroad. Year 2006 brough new winds to Patarei. Culture Park Patarei brings special atmosphere inside the walls of the fortress and around them. Concerts, parties, theatre performances, exhibitions, handicraft making will take place here. Here you can also find the first seaside summer cafe of Tallin.
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Peter the Creat's Cottage
Address: Mäekalda 2, Tallinn, Harjumaa
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Tel: +372 6013136
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www.linnamuuseum.ee/peetrimaja/
Emperor Peter I (1672-1725) expanded the borders of the Russian Empire in the course of the Northern War and managed to annex the whole Estonian territory by the year 1710. Therefore the protection of the new border areas became the priority of the ruler and he paid a lot of attention to the reconstruction of ports in Tallinn and Paldiski and visited Tallinn several times. Together with the site of the would-be palace, a summer estate and a 17th-century cottage that had belonged to town councillor von Drenteln were purchased for the emperor's use in 1713. The small cottage was enlarged with a wing and the outcome was a building with a hall, a kitchen and four rooms. The small summer residence was in use until the emperor's death. The succeeding rulers used the Palace of Kadriorg that had been completed only after Peter's death and the small building was neglected. The building was restored at the order of Emperor Alexander I after he visited Tallinn in 1804. The wing, however, was not. The kitchen was reconstructed and a dining room was built above it on the first floor that had not existed before.
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Põlva Talurahvamuuseum
Address: Karilatsi, Põlva, Põlvamaa
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Tel: +372 797 0310
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www.polvamaa.ee/index.php?hid=15&page=938
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Pärnu Museum
Address: Aida 3, Pärnu, Pärnumaa
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Tel: +372 443 3231
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www.parnumuuseum.ee
Pärnu Museum introduces the history of Pärnu county and town.
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Pärnu New Art Museum
Address: Esplanaadi 10, Pärnu, Pärnumaa
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Tel: +372 44 30 772
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www.chaplin.ee
Anthropology is the keyword of the collection and activities of Pärnu New Art Museum. Its huge collection of films and videos illustrates the culture of different peoples and the fine art collection includes a number of marginal pieces of art created in prisons, at mental asylums and at the homes of the disabled people. The museum is famous for the traditional international annual exhibition of nudes „Man and Woman“; it is also well-known for conferences, film festivals and the shortest summer night musical contests.
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Pärnu Jaagupi School Museum
Address: Kalli maantee 1, Pärnu-Jaagupi, Pärnumaa
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Tel: +372 44 97 068
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jaagupi.parnu.ee
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Rannarahva Muuseum
Address: Nurme tee 3, Viimsi, Harjumaa
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Tel: +372 6066941, Fax: +372 6066941
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www.rannrahvamuuseum.ee
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Museum Of Estonian Swedes
Address: Sadama 31, Haapsalu, Läänemaa
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Tel: +372 55623993
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www.aiboland.ee
Estonian Swedes have inhabited the coast and islands of West Estonia for almost 1000 years. Living as free peasants thanks to their privileges they managed to preserve their closed community with old and peculiar folk culture. The period ended with WWII when the Estonian Swedes moved to Sweden. After the restoration of independence in Estonian the coastal Swedes and their descendants established a museum, which task is not only the collection and exposition but also the revival of old folk culture. When ordered in advance, one can sail on traditional wooden sailing boats (Ruhnu jawl, Vormsi punt).
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Museum of Estonian Architecture
Address: Ahtri 2, Tallinn, Harjumaa
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Tel: +372 6257000, Fax: +372 625 7003
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www.arhitektuurimuuseum.ee
The Museum of Estonian Architecture was established on January 1st 1991. Its aims are collecting, preserving, study, interpreting and exhibiting Estonian architecture. As many of architectural museums in the world the Museum of Estonian Architecture is collecting the materials of 20th century architecture mainly. Museum is the member of ICAM (International Confederation of Architectural Museums). The Director: Karin Hallas-Murula, Ph D. (starting from the foundation of the Museum in 1991). Karin Hallas-Murula is the member of ICAM Board. There are individual members of ICOM (International Council of Museums) and DOCOMOMO (Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighbourhoods of Modern Movement) among the employees of the Museum. For five first years Museum resided in Old Tallinn, its collection were stored in the medieval tower of Loewenschede. On February 22nd 1996 Estonian Prime minister signed a document stated the delivery of the Rotermann’s Salt Storage to the Ministry of culture in order to establish a centre of arts and architecture.
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Ruhnu museum
Address: Ruhnu, Ruhnu, Saaremaa
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Tel: +372 55623993
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www.aiboland.ee/Ruhnu%20muuseum/muuseumist
Ruhnu Museum was founded in 1990 and the present exposition opened in 1998. Here we can see about 300 items that were once used by the islanders in their work and everyday life. There are 12 wallboards of photos and texts that cover the peculiar history and nature of the island. The most unique are the 8 thousand year old tools of seal hunters made of quartz, the dragon-head vane of the wooden church (1644), a seal-gun made by genuine Swedish inhabitants. You may watch a video program about the history of Ruhnu. A two-hundred-year old Korsi Farm is under reconstruction. It is rare due to its dwelling-house built without any foundation and a special type of (stooping) roof.
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