Attractions & museums

    Kumu Art Museum

    By far the nation's largest and most cutting-edge art museum, Kumu displays Estonian-created works from the 18th-21st centuries.

    A must-see for culture creatures, Kumu, the main building of Art Museum of Estonia, serves both as Estonia's national gallery and as a centre for contemporary art.

    The complex itself is a work of art - it was opened in 2006 after nearly a decade of planning and construction, and is considered a modern architectural masterpiece. Curves and sharp edges mark out the copper and limestone structure, which is built into the side of a limestone cliff.

    Kumu's exhibition aims to appeal to diverse audiences. Exhibitions display both classical and contemporary art and everything in between. The programme features art from the 18th century until today, Estonian art until the Second World War, art of the Soviet era and temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. 
    In 2008, the European Museum Forum, which operates under the auspices of the Council of Europe, awarded Kumu the title of 'European Museum of the Year'.

    Entrance is free with Tallinn Card.

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    • The largest art museum in the Baltics

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      February 15, 2022 By Mikael F

      This museum was opened in 2006. The modern building is designed by a Finnish architect Pekka Vapaavuori. This was our second visit after April 2006. Two days before our visit, we bought online... Read more comments

    • Expensive

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      January 8, 2022 By Companion12799757347

      I must say right away, Kumu is a great museum! But how disgusting and shameful it is to make such expensive tickets!! 12€ for an regular ticket for an adult is almost a mockery of the very idea of... Read more comments

    • Beautiful museum in beautiful surroundings

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      January 2, 2022 By OscarWilde1

      This museum houses Estonian art including some contemporary artists and installations. Exhibits are very well presented together with documentary footage.