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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    • 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

    • Diverse, evocative & surprisingly vast

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      August 4, 2020 By Lysander4ever

      Tastefully set up & diverse collection. Also: next to Kadriorg park, so ideal for a walk after having visited the museum.

    • Awesome contemporary art museum

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      May 19, 2020 By ilubaf

      It's a must-do experience for art and design lovers who visit Tallinn, make sure to have enough time because it's worth it. Admiring and learning from the exhibitions of Estonian art (1750 to... Read more comments