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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  • Worth visiting

    10 minutes from the city centre, on the hill with a wonderful sea view. The whole manor complex is very well renovated. There are 3 exhibitions: in the mansion - Estonian history, in the old...

  • Excellent museum

    This museum provides an excellent introduction to Estonian history. I enjoyed the special exhibit for the centenary of Estonian independence. Don;t miss the sculpture garden in the back which...

  • An insightful museum

    After visting this museum I have an understanding of how Estonians struggled for their freedom. Occupied for so many years , this museum shows how that freedom was achieved, situated in the centre...


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