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Kumu Art Museum

Weizenbergi 34 | Valge 1, Tallinn 10127, Estonia
372 602 6001
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Ranked #12 of 144 Attractions in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
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England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Tallinners are rightly proud of this museum. Its Estonian art collection gives a good insight into the local spirit through the ages. Not least fascinating is the floor dedicated to "a delicate choice"- i.e. the situation facing artists during Soviet occupation. First class cafe too.

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Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I agree with the writer before me who complains about the access to the museum. From the hop on hop off bus (who at first wasn't even planning to stop and dropped us off 100 meters after the official stopping spot) it seems like a never ending flight of stairs takes you into the depths where the entrance to the... More

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Melbourne
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Most tourists will go to Kumu on the Hop on Hop off bus. When they arrive they will find the access is terrible. On the Green Line they stop almost a km away and point in the distance to Kumu On the Red Line the bus stops on a motorway and they point to steps up the gorge face. This... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Situated near a beautiful park, though i'm not a huge modern art enthusiast, part with modetn art was interesting. I think everyone will find something for themselves

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I loved this place! The wonderful sleek design of the building paired with some great content made it a total hit for me. That it was located in the beautiful Kadriorg park didn't exactly hurt either. The art really appealed to me and I liked the mix of modern and classic paintings with statues and the like. I wish I... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It takes about 15 minutes to get there on the tram/trolley. But an easy interesting ride. Interesting art work. Definitely do not miss this museum if you like more modern art.

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Helsinki, Finland
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I am an artist and will always go to see the local museums and I must say that I was really taken with this museum - I loved it and was really able to get a pretty good understanding of all the artists and influences over the last 100 years or so - the building itself is amazing. I would... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

KUMU was a great art museum in many ways. The structure and grounds are extraordinary, and could be as much of an attraction as the Gehry Guggenheim in Bilbao. The collections do a good job on Estonian art, and are well explained and exhibited. Be very clear that this is focused on Estonian art - you will not see art... More

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Estonians have lived under the heel of a conquerer's boot for most of their history. Consequently, they know they need to work hard to sustain the culture and nationality of their small country. I mark KUMU as one data point in that work; and an art museum well worth the effort to see. The museum offers good art you won't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A gem in the crown of Tallinn. One of the best art museums what I've ever seen. Impressive architecture, great collection, clear explanations. Worth to combine with Kadriorg palace and park as well as Japanese garden. A bit complicated accessibility by car but better to reach museum parking otherwise there is an option for limited 2 hrs parking beside Rusalka.

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