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Tallinn Card recommends – where to go and what to do in Tallinn

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By visittallinn.ee  •  30.01.2019

Tallinn Card is an all-in-one sightseeing card that grants you free entrance to top 40 museums and sights, a free ride with public transport, discounts for tours, entertainment, restaurants and stores. Here you will find monthly recommendations by the Tallinn Card team for exciting attractions and activities.

Around the world, February is known as the month of romance, with Valentine’s day bringing out the sensitive side in all of us. However, the month of February has also been important in Estonia because that is when we celebrate our Independence Day. In our recommendation of the month, we also consider these special days and include places to spend a romantic evening, as well as good spots for taking a closer look at the 101-year-old Estonia. 

Estonian History Museum: the Maarjamäe Palace, the Maarjamäe Stables, the Estonian Film Museum

The Maarjamäe Palace’s interactive and playful exhibition called “My Free Country” won the best exhibition 2018 award at the Estonian Museums’ Awards. The exhibition takes the visitor through Estonia’s 100 year history up to present day. The exhibition talks about important political events, life and times in the Republic of Estonia, as well as the way in which we ourselves have changed. The Maarjamäe Palace is definitely also worth visiting with children, because they have a special Children’s Republic that awaits them, where they can play and learn about the basic mechanisms of a society. 

The Maarjamäe Stables tell the Estonian story through the history of popular music from 1901 to 2001. Estonian music is closely tied to its colourful history – it has been there for all the tough times, as well as the good ones. Pop music has gone through many stages, and even though lifetime bans on performing were handed out at one point, in the end, it was music that won Estonia back its independence. 


The Estonian Film Museum has a “red carpet” leading up to it through the park of the Maarjamäe castle, so you can approach the museum in style, feeling like a diva or hero of the silver screen. The Film Museum’s exhibition “Take ONE” deconstructs the whole filmmaking process and makes the secrets of filmmaking and filmmakers accessible to everyone. The exhibits move through the different stages of filmmaking as if you were looking at it from behind the camera – you will find out what are the roles that a screenplay, a shooting location, montage, light and sound play in the making of a good movie. At the exhibit, you can also test your own filmmaking skills at a green screen studio, where everyone can shoot their own video. 

Access to all branches of the Estonian History Museum is free of charge with the Tallinn Card. 

The Estonian War Museum – General Laidoner Museum 

Celebrating its 100th birthday, the Estonian War Museum – General Laidoner Museum, located in the former Viimsi manor, offers a concise overview of Estonian war history: from older war history, to WWI and the Freedom War, and WWII. The museum also looks at Estonian state defence since 1920, the foreign missions of the Estonian Defence Forces, and, of course, the life and contributions of general Laidoner, the commander-in-chief of the Estonian armed forces. 
The Estonian War Museum – General Laidoner Museum is accessible free of charge with the Tallinn Card. 


The Harju Street Ice Rink 

The Harju Street Ice Rink offers a wonderful chance to enjoy the romantic wintertime. Spend time with your friends and family on this skate rink located in the Old Town in a fun and active way. The skaters as well as all other visitors are also welcome at the café right next to the rink for warming up with a nice hot drink. The wonderfully lit Old Town that surrounds you will make this a day to remember. 
1 hour of skating 50% off with the Tallinn Card! Skate rental not included. 


Scheeli restaurant

With its romantic Art Nouveau atmosphere, the Scheeli restaurant is a real pearl of the 20s right in the heart of Tallinn’s Old Town. Scheeli is not just a restaurant, it is an experience that leaves a lasting impression with its elegance, warm atmosphere, exceptional cuisine and service. 
10% off with the Tallinn Card. 



This should give you a day’s worth of activities on your visit to Tallinn, but remember to check out all Tallinn Card offers!

Regardless of when you are coming to Tallinn, remember to buy your own Tallinn Card from our online shop!

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