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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. It is also a nominee for Best European Museum Award in 2020 - results to be revealed in May 2021.


Restaurant Riviera Palais Brasserie is also located in the palace.


Features and amenities
  • Discounts
  • Upon presentation of ISIC card
  • Upon presentation of ITIC card
  • Tallinn Card
  • Guide service available
  • Estonian
  • English
  • Russian
  • Amenities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lift
  • Children's playroom
  • Kids' exhibition
  • Activities for children
  • Suitable for children
  • WiFi
  • Seminar room
  • Free parking
  • WC
  • Recreation area/picnic ground
  • Additional services
  • Meals
  • Audio guide
  • Visitor centre
  • Souvenirs
  • Seminar
  • Workshops