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Estonian Theatre and Music Museum
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Estonian Theatre and Music Museum

This museum uses stories and songs to tell Estonia history. It has a small entery fee and is open... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2019
Peter M
,
Melbourne, Australia
Small interesting museum

Discovered this small museum located near our hotel on the southern edge of the Old Town.Although... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2017
Chilli48
,
Lymington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

Discovered this small museum located near our hotel on the southern edge of the Old Town.Although small, it gave you the fascinating history, development and progression of music and theatre in Estonia, and Tallinn in particular.
The exhibits were the collection of one man who bequeathed it all to the City and from which they created a museum.Inexpensive admission price and worth a visit if you are in the area.Allow one hour for your visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

So it helped that we were a bunch of musicians but it has to be said that the staff did everything they could to make us welcome and the lady in gallery went to great pains to show us everything and explain the workings of the various interactive features, she even tolerated our impromptu efforts at music making, interesting and fun although it has to be said that the upstairs display of Estonian actors staring at a camera for an hour was quite disturbing. Oh well sometimes you have to take the rough with the smooth.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 8, 2017

Small museum but well displayed artefacts including musical instruments. Music and drama have been very important in shaping the national consciousness, and this is at the heart of the museum. The museum is well ordered and much information is in English. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank John P
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Reviewed August 16, 2016

(Eesti Teatri- ja Muusikamuuseum)

Closed for renovation till 2017, the Museum exhibits in Estonian and English offered plenty to see, and hear in a compact but airy, well-lit space. Such as a chance to play an Estonia concert grand piano. Or listen to the docent and schoolchildren try out various (sometimes very odd) instruments. The Museum also has a tower space for rotating exhibits. Adults with or without children will spend an enjoyable couple hours. The small gift shop sells music and theatre-themed items as well as books in English and Estonian. I bought a richly illustrated one on Estonia pianos. I hope the renovations include more prominent signage since it's easy to miss their entrance.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed May 13, 2016

Spend a quiet hour here (there's a hands-on floor that is a kid-friendly space), and be amazed at how much you'll learn about the history of music and theatre in Estonia. A lot of national pride on display here, that's for sure (see the special trophy case and video performance of when Estonia won the Eurovision contest in 2001, for example).

It's a tall building, no elevator, so a lot of the exhibit is information presented as you walk up the stairs. Lots of interactive touch-screen information that never froze.

There is a room of old musical instruments and you can use a touch screen to hear the sounds. A final ascent on very narrow, extremely steep stairs (no railing) leads to two special exhibits.

I strongly recommend this museum. It's fascinating, a bargain (4 Euro for an adult) and has a lot of information. The best part: video clips of popular Estonian music, including a thrash metal band that reminded me of Metallica, and a folk quartet singing in a field.

Date of experience: May 2016
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