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Kumu Art Museum

Weizenbergi 34 | Valge 1, Tallinn 10127, Estonia
372 602 6001
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Ranked #9 of 143 Attractions in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Historic Sites
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Turku, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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San Jose, California
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79 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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Vilnius, Lithuania
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went to this museum largely on the very high recommendation in Rick Steves' Guide to Tallinn; we probably would not have gone otherwise. I am extremely grateful to Rick for recommending it, because it was so worth the visit! First of all, it's located in Kadriorg Park, a beautifully landscaped park on the outskirts of Tallinn Old Town that... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have visited Kumu Art Museum several times, because the architecture of the building is special and the art collection of Estonian art is including all the time periods of local artists. There is always something new to experience and see, also temporary exhibitions. The location in Kadriorgi Park is perfect, because the park is the most beautiful place in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The building is very modern but it does not blend well with the surrounding area of baroque castles. Perhaps I approached it from the wrong side as I took the tram to Katriorg and it was a longer walk than I expected to the art museum. The art there is all Estonia, which is fine - just don't expect to... More

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New Orleans
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The award winning architecture of the building is a thrill to experience, but you should go to see the permanent exhibit "Difficult Choices, Estonian art from 1945 to 1991. The show compares and contrasts the two camps of artists during the 50 year soviet occupation, those that were "system friendly" and accepted the job to paint happy soviet realist scenes... More

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