Attractions & museums
Photo: Tallinna Vene Muuseum
Photo: Tallinna Vene Muuseum

    Russian Museum in Tallinn

    The Tallinn Russian Museum, part of the Tallinn City Museum, focuses on the art and culture of the local Russian community.

    The main mission of the museum is to collect, research, and introduce the cultural heritage of the city’s Russian community to a wider audience. The Tallinn Russian Museum is located in the Old Town, in a medieval building that, in 1904, served as the first location for the studio-school of Ants Laikmaa, a well-known Estonian painter.  

    The museum, founded in 2016, does not yet have a permanent exhibition, but you can visit the temporary displays on various topics related to the cultural history of the Russians in Tallinn. 

    Entrance is free with Tallinn Card.

    TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

    TripAdvisor logo tripadvisor rating 4.0 of 5

    based on 18 reviews

    • To depict history despite not having another visitor besides my friend and I –

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      February 8, 2019 By thejonpage

      ... and double that despite being in a central location of Tallinn old town. First I thought it was a temporary exhibition, then I realized it was already occupying all the spaces available (no you... Read more comments

    • Not much to see here

      tripadvisor rating 2 of 5
      October 1, 2018 By Michael P

      A small and fairly random museum. The ground floor starts with Russian education and the top floor is rather disjointed and jumps between different subject matters. The museum closes at six, we... Read more comments

    • Tallinn Russian Museum

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      September 8, 2018 By George A

      Interesting journey which takes you through the history of Russian education in Tallinn in the years 1715-1944