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Design sites, museums and galleries

1. Rotermann Quarter in Tallinn 2. Museum of Estonian Architecture 3. Estonian Design House 4. Estonian Applied Art and Design Museum 5. A-Gallery 6. Puppet Museum 7. St. Catherine’s Guild 8. Nu Nordik 9. Museum of Occupations 10. Tallinn Synagogue 11. Miiamilla Children's Museum in Kadriorg 12. Kumu Art Museum

  • 1 day
  • 12 sites
  • 11 km

If you really want to explore the history and phenomenon of Estonian design, take this route, which will lead you on a journey through an ever-changing urban landscape of architecture that has won a host of awards. Take a look at some design galleries or spend a while in a museum admiring the examples of local design on display.

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Sites along route

Rotermann Quarter in Tallinn

Attraction

The historical Rotermann Quarter is located in the heart of Tallinn between the Old Town, the port and Viru Square. It is the most attractive quarter in the city, where old industrial buildings that…

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Museum of Estonian Architecture

Attraction

The Museum of Estonian Architecture has a permanent exhibition of the models of the city, providing an overview of Estonian architecture in the 20th century. In order to supplement the exhibition…

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Estonian Design House

Attraction

ESTONIAN DESIGN HOUSE = design showroom, Café Klaus, designers' studios, the Estonian Association of Designers, Design Night Festival.  The goal of the Estonian Design House is to promote modern…

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Estonian Applied Art and Design Museum

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The museum, which is located in a medieval Old Town storehouse, displays the works of Estonian jewellery, textile, metal, glass and ceramic artists and designers from the beginning of the 20th…

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A-Gallery

Attraction

Today, the A-Gallery offers a wide selection of works by almost 60 jewellery designers. Traditional jewellers’ techniques and materials are represented, along with new and modern uses of materials…

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Puppet Museum

Attraction

The main part of the Puppetry Centre comprises the musuem of theatre puppets, which uses puppets, words and pictures to tell the story of the history of Estonian and world puppetry. The museum has a…

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St. Catherine’s Guild

Attraction

This is a craftsmen’s workshops and merchandising in a medieval atmosphere. Visitors can watch artists practise their craft in open studios for leather, textile, patchwork, glass, jewellery, hat and…

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Nu Nordik

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Nu Nordik is a unique shop that sells contemporary Estonian design. It is full of interesting and unusual items that catch your eye for their freshness. You can find one-off hand-made clothes and…

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Museum of Occupations

Attraction

The museum is dedicated to the occupations that took pace between 1939 and 1991 and their impact on Estonia and the residents of Estonia. Video, audio and pictorial materials create a concept of the…

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Tallinn Synagogue

Attraction

Consecrated in 1885, the historical synagogue building in Tallinn  was destroyed during WWII. Our new building was designed by KOKO architects Tõnis Kimmel and Kaur Stöör. Construction began in…

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Miiamilla Children's Museum in Kadriorg

Attraction

Miiamilla Children's Museum in Kadriorg is a children’s museum that was opened in Kadriorg Park on 25 September 2009 as a branch of the Tallinn City Museum. Children’s park that operated in the 1930s…

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Kumu Art Museum

Attraction

Kumu, which opened in 2006, is the new and grand headquarters of the Art Museum of Estonia, which attracts everyone that is interested in Estonian art and culture. Both Estonian art classics as well…

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