Peter the Great House Museum

Peter’s house or the “old palace” is a building with a long and interesting history and it originates from the time before the present Kadriorg Palace was named the "new palace".
Peter the Great and his wife Catherine stayed here on their visits to Tallinn. The museum’s exposition is comprised of a drawing room, dining room and bedroom, and the recently converted attic and excavated cellar. The house is furnished with items that belonged to the Tsar and other objects from the period.

The House Museum organizes tours and educational programmes for pupils and lectures for adults. The museum premises are available for exhibitions and events for smaller groups.


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  • Tinde_K Tinde_K

    Cute little house

    It will take you half an hour to see this museum, but it's interesting and puts context to the whole Kadriorg park. Living quarters of Russian tzar Peter I. during his visits to Estonia.

  • Brian M Brian M

    Worth a visit if you are in Kadriorg Park

    There is not much to see in the museum but you do get a bit of the history of Peter I in Estonia and there are numerous interesting artefacts there. Only worth going if you are already in the park.

  • BradCoach BradCoach

    Don't miss this museum

    Set in a beautiful park, this small but amazing museum is a must visit. It contains amazing paintings, artefacts and furniture and is steeped in history. The lady at the ticket desk was great, giving...

Features and amenities


Mäekalda tänav 2, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

Getting there

We are located at Mäekalda 2 (Kadriorg Park). You can reach the museum from the city centre by trams No. 1 and 3 (Kadriorg stop) or by bus from Pirita (Uus Sadam or Poska stops). By car, you can get here by Weizenberg street; nearby, you find KUMU car park in Valge street. You can leave your bus in the car park of the Kadriorg stadium or in Valge street.


  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By public transport
  • By car

Stops nearby

Bus: Poska
Tram: Kadriorg


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