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Museum of Estonian Architecture

Ahtri 2, Tallinn 10151, Estonia
+372 625 7000
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Couple of hours well spent

Lots of info on the last 100 years of architecture in Estonia as well as some predictions for the... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2018
Jobbomon
via mobile
A couple of hours well spent

The exhibits are well set out with descriptions in English. It was interesting to see models of... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2018
BrianCowanUK
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Preston, United Kingdom
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The Museum of Estonian Architecture, situated in the historical building of the Rotermann Salt Storage, is one of Tallinn's most outstanding examples of industrial architecture. Like the majority of architectural museums in the world, the Museum of Estonian Architecture focuses on collecting, researching, and displaying 20th-century and contemporary architecture. The Museum possesses a very good archive of drawings and design projects from the 1920s-1930s as well as from the Soviet period, and also a photo archive and a constantly-expanding collection of models. The greater portion the latter is on display as part of the permanent exhibition titled "Space in Motion: A Century of Estonian Architecture". Active engagement with the issues surrounding contemporary architecture is important to the Museum too, as residing in a very quickly-changing era means an obligation to analyse and acquaint today's living environment to the greater public. The Museum's exhibitions on local architectural history, international practice, as well as the most up-to-date architecture still in its conceptual phase are one way to teach individuals to notice that environment.
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Ahtri 2, Tallinn 10151, Estonia
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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Lots of info on the last 100 years of architecture in Estonia as well as some predictions for the next couple of decades. Lots of models of buildings which really helps to visualise. Loads of info in English.

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

The exhibits are well set out with descriptions in English. It was interesting to see models of buildings and then observe the real thing the following day. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

If you are interested in architecture this place it's a must when visiting Tallinn. If you are not, you may leave it for a rainy day, perhaps. The exhibition on the ground floor is a very good start for those trying to get a glimpse...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

This museum's ground floor is mostly given towards mainly functional buildings and their surrounds and development through the years, including the Soviet occupation. Downstairs there is an exhibition concerning a house and its inhabitants over the many years it was lived in. Pieces of domestic...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

This is not the type of museum that tells a predefined story. It rather shows plenty of models and plans, and has a library. So visitors need to explore on their own and find questions before looking for answers. On the second floor is a...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2017

Currently a very interesting exhibition on the Kopli Sonata area, where the Russo-Baltic shipyards are/were. The exhibition on young Polish architcture is also worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 22, 2016

A nice place to visit. I can't say that I was 100% excited of every exhibit I saw, but there was some really interesting ones to keep your eye on a bit longer. I would say it's not a must-see place, but if you're somewhere...More

Thank Jekaterina M
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Reviewed April 23, 2016

I started my self guided tour of Old Town Tallinn with a visit to this great museum of architecture. If you're interested in the turbulent history of this small country and town, I strongly recommend to start here. In a former corn granary, you'll find...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2015

great place to visit. really good different exhibitions all the time. I recommend to visit it a couple of times per year. it does not take a long time, maybe an hour.

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Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Tallinn is rapidly changing and the museum of architecture is one good spot for getting a general view of the city and the change. There are also a lot of models from other places. The museum in it self is a bit "old school", no...More

Thank GHWrede
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