Attractions & museums

    Kumu Art Museum

    By far the nation's largest and most cutting-edge art museum, Kumu displays Estonian-created works from the 18th-21st centuries.

    A must-see for culture creatures, Kumu, the main building of Art Museum of Estonia, serves both as Estonia's national gallery and as a centre for contemporary art.

    The complex itself is a work of art - it was opened in 2006 after nearly a decade of planning and construction, and is considered a modern architectural masterpiece. Curves and sharp edges mark out the copper and limestone structure, which is built into the side of a limestone cliff.

    Kumu's exhibition aims to appeal to diverse audiences. Exhibitions display both classical and contemporary art and everything in between. The programme features art from the 18th century until today, Estonian art until the Second World War, art of the Soviet era and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. 
    In 2008, the European Museum Forum, which operates under the auspices of the Council of Europe, awarded Kumu the title of 'European Museum of the Year'.

    Entrance is free with Tallinn Card.

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    • Interesting discovery of Estonian art in a building that is beautifully integrated in the surrounding park

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      August 7, 2021 By siel

      Very interesting museum and architecture of the building. I spent several hours here, discovering lots of Estonian art that I had never heard of. Through the art you also learn a bit about the... Read more comments

    • Ok!!

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      July 18, 2021 By kostaevi

      We visited the Kumu Art Museum during our stay in Tallin. It was an interesting experience with a lot of exhibits of different artists and also an exhibition of Estonian history. There is also a... Read more comments

    • Very modern building and good 20th century collection

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      August 20, 2020 By PBTravelstheWorld

      Very modern building and that is part of this gallery's charm. Some people like modern art, some people do not; however, their collection of 20th century Latvian and Soviet art is very extensive and... Read more comments