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Interesting museum

We had free entry with the Tallinn card and had time to visit this museum and enjoyed the displays... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dublin, Ireland
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The oldest museum in the country

I wasn't expecting much from this place but it is a nice little museum. Russian Tsar Peter the... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Jaka Z
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Peter the Great's house is the oldest museum in Tallinn. It exhibits a unique collection of genuine objects that surrounded Peter I and Catherine I of Russia during their day-to-day life in Estonia. The couple had stayed in this house several times...more
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Maekalda 2, Tallinn 10127, Estonia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is Peter the Great's summer house. It contains a few period rooms and a short video. It is worth a quick look.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had free entry with the Tallinn card and had time to visit this museum and enjoyed the displays and information. A ten minute video in the basement is worth seeing beforehand as this puts Tsar Peter the Great involvement in Estonia in context.

Thank RJCN8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a temporary house for Peter 1 whilst his palace was being built. Historical movie in the basement was very interesting. Huge paintings of family members. Furniture and period pieces.

Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 24 April 2018

A little difficult to find as we were walking but so interesting. We were eager to see it as we had previously seen Peter the Great's similar cottage in St. Petersburg. Luckily we were the only ones there so the lady on the reception desk...More

Thank Nigel F
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I wasn't expecting much from this place but it is a nice little museum. Russian Tsar Peter the Great stayed in this little house while his Palace was under construction. Typical for these kinds of museums, you'll see his bed, dinning table, chairs and some...More

2  Thank Jaka Z
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We came across this Museum rather unexpectedly as it didn't feature prominently on the map we'd picked up at the Tourist Office and appear in the list of the top things to see in Tallinn when I'd looked on Trip Advisor before the visit.. however...More

3  Thank LauraBow123
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Just as we passed further upward from the Kadriorg Palace Museum and presidential residence, along the alleys of beautiful trees and beside the charming lawns with the ponds and fountains, we suddenly got in the front of one humble 17th century cottage. That is where...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Peter the Great and his wife Catherine spent some time there, having bought the house from the widow of a German merchant while the palace next door was being built. They were very happy there leading a simple life, Catherine tending the vegetable garden. It...More

Thank Frog-Aus
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

This small cottage is worth a visit as part of a day in Kadriorg Park between seeing the Art Galleries. There is a very informative short film to see before seeing the three rooms in the cottage. The gentleman working there also explained a lot...More

1  Thank RobertJE
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Another nice historic house museum is the Peter the Great museum, it is only a few minutes walk from both Kumu and Kadriorg Palace art museums and it will tell you a little bit of a story about Peter the first, and it is only...More

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