Estonian History Museum – Maarjamäe Palace

Maarjamäe Palace, built in 1874, now belongs to the Estonian History Museum. During its colourful history, the building has been a well-known holiday destination, the summer residence of the Russian Count Anatoli Orlov-Davydov, and much more.
The permanent exhibition My Free County, which won the best Estonian permanent exhibition award (Muuseumirott) in 2018, takes visitors on a journey of 100 years, from the birth of the Republic of Estonia to the present. The playful Children’s Republic is a place where the real world and fantasy world are combined.

The palace and the palace park were awarded the Best Tourism Object and Development Award in 2018.


Restaurant Maarjamäe is also located in the palace.

Maarjamäe Palace, built in 1874, now belongs to the Estonian History Museum. During its colourful history, the building has been a well-known holiday destination, the summer residence of the Russian Count Anatoli Orlov-Davydov, an

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  • An excellent museum - allow plenty of time for a visit

    The visit began with an amusing video on the history of the palace. The main exhibition on level 2 " MY free country" takes visitors through 100 years from the Birth of the Republic of Estonia to the...

  • Walk in a park

    We only walked in a park as it was so early that it wasn’t open yet. Impressive collection of Lenin and other Sovjet time statues behind the palace. Really nice buildings with different styles...

  • Did not expect to stay this long.

    This is a very interesting and nice museum about recent (1900+) Estonian history. I did not have time to finish the main exposition because there is so much to see I plan to return and visit the...


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