Estonian History Museum - Maarjamäe History Centre

  Pirita tee 56 ,   Pirita          +372 696 86 00     04 Apr 2024

Part of the Estonian History Museum, Maarjamäe Palace and park is the most well-preserved, summer manor complex in Tallinn today. Built in 1874 and commissioned by Count Anatoly Orlov-Davydov from St. Petersburg, it has played many different roles during its long history. This palace has housed a posh restaurant and hotel, an Aviation School of the Republic of Estonia as well as the Soviet army, before being given new life as a museum in 1987. The permanent exhibition 'My Free Country' takes visitors on a 100-year journey, from the birth of the Republic of Estonia to modern day. New temporary exhibition „Inclusion or Isolation? Multi-ethnic Estonia“ in Maarjamäe Castle is dedicated to the 100th anniversary  of The Law on Cultural Self-Government for National Minorities, adopted by the Riigikogu (Estonia’s parliament) in 1925 and in force until the Soviet occupation that began in the summer of 1940. This exhibition invites you to think about the multi-ethnic history of Estonia, the organisation of diverse societies and the rights of minorities. Open April 10, 2024 - March 02, 2025.

Part of the Estonian History Museum, the Estonian Film Museum houses a permanent exhibition entitled 'Take ONE'. The exhibition looks at the filmmaking process and lets you in on the secrets of filmmaking and filmmakers.

Over the last decade, the museum has been collecting monuments from the Soviet period with the intention of making an outdoor exhibition that presents a specific period of local history. This exhibition is displayed behind Maarjamäe Palace and forms one part of the museum’s new park.


Social Links:


City card




May through September Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00. October through April Wed - Sun 10:00 - 18:00.

Price/Additional Info

Admission to the entire centre is €16, reduced €11, family €32. Separate admission to Maarjamäe Palace is €11, reduced €9, family €22 and Film Museum is €11, reduced €9, family €22.


Connect via social media
google sign in button
Leave a comment using your email This e-mail address is not valid
Please enter your name*

Please share your location

Enter your message*
Put our app in your pocket
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here. AGREE