Kumu is the main building of the Art Museum of Estonia, as well as one of the largest and most monumental exhibition venues in the country. The museum provides a survey of the various time periods of Estonian art: from the Academic Style to Modernism, from Soviet Pop Art to contemporary art. The modern architecture of the building is an attraction in its own right.
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The Kadriorg Art Museum is the only museum in Estonia dedicated to early European and Russian art. Interpreting the art of old masters is also the focus of its exhibitions and educational programmes. The museum is located in Kadriorg, in the Baroque palace built for the Russian tsar Peter the Great.
The Mikkel Museum in Kadriorg introduces private collections and the collecting of art in general. The bulk of the exhibition consists of the purchases of Johannes Mikkel; temporary exhibitions offer the visitor access to contemporary and historical private collections.
Musem closed: 02/05/2023–17/05/2023
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The Niguliste Museum, in the Old Town of Tallinn, is one of the few northern European museums located in a former church, where ecclesiastical art can be presented in its historical context. The museum houses the largest and most valuable ecclesiastical art collection in Estonia.
The permanent display at the Adamson-Eric Museum in Tallinn’s Old Town provides an overview of the oeuvre of one of the most versatile Estonian artists, Adamson-Eric (1902–1968). In addition, the museum organises two to three temporary exhibitions each year on various topics.
The exhibition brings together two masterpieces of the Late Middle Ages: the Passion Altarpiece in Tallinn and the Holy Kinship Altarpiece from Bollnäs in Sweden.
The collection in the Niguliste Museum holds the most remarkable and valuable part of the medieval and early modern ecclesiastical art of Estonia. Most of the works of art in the Niguliste Museum’s collection originate from the church itself and have been displayed in their former locations.
Each Saturday and Sunday, starting at 4 pm, traditional organ music performances take place in the museum. Classical and modern organ music is played by the Niguliste Museum organists Andres Uibo and Tiit Kiik.
The exhibition space on the two floors of the Small Chapel features medieval (13th–16th-century) sculptures and altarpieces from Estonian churches.
On the first floor of the medieval church tower, accessible by medieval stairs and a modern glass lift, visitors can explore a display of historical church bells.
A brand-new glass lift that takes visitors to the top of the tower, where they can enjoy unique panoramic views of the medieval Old Town and Tallinn Bay.
The Niguliste Museum in the Tallinn old town is one of the very few Northern European museums situated in a former church building.
The permanent exhibition of the Niguliste museum comprises the most spectacular part of Estonian ecclesiastical art from the medieval and early modern period.
Unlimited art experiences in five museums together with a companion!
We have introduced enhanced measures to make the museum a place where the risk of viral infections is held to a minimum.
Gifts for yourself, friends and business partners.
Hear the text of the Lübeck master Bernt Notke’s Danse Macabre in five languages every day at 1 pm.
The silver chamber exhibits the finest of the collection of silver of the Art Museum of Estonia.
Make your museum visit special with a guided tour! The Niguliste museum with its unique collection of ecclesiastical art awaits you.
Our treasury holds many valuable works of art, from which you can have reproductions made for your home or office.
The museum’s gift shop offers a wide variety of mementos, stationery and textiles inspired by Estonian ecclesiastical art.
Five museums, a hundred years of history.
Here is the very best from the collections of the Art Museum of Estonia – the Digital Collection of the Art Museum of Estonia is an image database containing photos and records of the works of art in the collections of the museum.