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.