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Tallinn Card’s recommendations for October

October is the perfect time to visit a new museum, savour the sizzle of the grill and continue your voyage of discovery in Helsinki or St Petersburg.

Free with your Tallinn Card

Opening its doors in Maarjamäe Castle park on 4 October will be the Estonian Film Museum. The ‘red carpet’ leading you through the park to the museum will make you feel like a true movie star. Lining it are playful artworks inspired by Estonian films that guide you into the exhibition, which focuses on the history of Estonian cinema and what goes on behind the scenes in the film industry all over the world. The museum’s first permanent exhibition, ‘Take ONE’, breaks down the film-making process into its component parts, sharing the secrets of movie-makers and their craft with visitors.

This building, which has played a major role in the life of the city over the centuries, is home to a permanent exhibition of the Estonian History Museum entitled ‘Spirit of Survival: 11,000 Years of Estonian History’. Its collection helps visitors understand what makes the people who have lived on these lands over the millennia unique and shines the spotlight on key historical events that have shaped their destinies. The temporary exhibition ‘Whose Religion is Correct? 500 Years Since the Reformation’ is dedicated to the transformational religious movement founded by Martin Luther. It provides an overview of how people in medieval times strove to better themselves through their faith and focuses on the reformation movement in the territory we now know as Estonia. Visitors can also admire a range of church items from the Middle Ages.

In this medieval merchant’s house you can explore Tallinn’s history through the ages. The permanent exhibition, entitled ‘The Town That Will Never Be Ready’, tells the story of Tallinn from ancient times to the Singing Revolution and period of reawakening in the 1980s and 1990s. The second floor showcases the city’s ports and trade, which paved the way for Tallinn’s development, while the third floor is home to a model of the Old Town based on drawings from 825 and a collection of views of the city. Tallinn Card holders also enjoy free hire of an audio guide.

Discounts with your Tallinn Card

As autumn draws in, relive the warmth of summer with something sizzling! This cosy restaurant in the Old Town is renowned for its grilled dishes, which are served in a charming atmosphere of brick and timber. -10% with Tallinn Card.

Why not make the most of autumn and also explore Tallinn’s neighbouring cities Helsinki and St Petersburg? With the Helsinki Card you get unlimited use of public transport in the Finnish capital, you can visit museums and sights and you can also take part in a Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing excursion. Tallinn Card holders get €3 off the price of an adult card. The St Petersburg Card includes free admission to the city’s 40 most popular museums, a range of both free and discounted excursions, and special offers and discounts in cafés, restaurants, hotels and stores. 10% discount with your Tallinn Card (even if it has already expired!).