Estonian Theatre and Music Museum

Estonian Theatre and Music Museum

Estonian Theatre and Music Museum
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10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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The Estonian Theatre and Music Museum collects, preserves, studies and introduces Estonian cultural heritage in the field of theatre and music. New permanent exhibition "Stories and Songs" Our exhibition's stories are a part of Estonia's literary classics, and the songs are part of a repertoire that is known by every Estonian. Through them, we present the collections of the Estonian Theatre and Music Museum and the history of our country, where an important place is held by both music and theatre. Estonians do not call themselves pople of music and theatre for nothing! The exhibition is presented in Estonian and English; Russian and Finnish translations are provided on tablets.
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia954 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
This museum uses stories and songs to tell Estonia history. It has a small entery fee and is open daily and a lot of entertainment
Written 13 July 2019
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George
Nicosia, Cyprus1,929 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
A small but very interesting and nice museum. You can try playing on a computer or listening to various information
Written 9 September 2018
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Lynne S
Winters, CA595 contributions
Jun 2018
Displays written in English and Estonian. One floor of historic instruments. Constant opportunities to listen to music old and new.
Written 23 July 2018
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Chilli48
Lymington, UK404 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Discovered this small museum located near our hotel on the southern edge of the Old Town.Although small, it gave you the fascinating history, development and progression of music and theatre in Estonia, and Tallinn in particular.
The exhibits were the collection of one man who bequeathed it all to the City and from which they created a museum.Inexpensive admission price and worth a visit if you are in the area.Allow one hour for your visit.
Written 1 November 2017
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Polyolbion A
Oxford, UK166 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
So it helped that we were a bunch of musicians but it has to be said that the staff did everything they could to make us welcome and the lady in gallery went to great pains to show us everything and explain the workings of the various interactive features, she even tolerated our impromptu efforts at music making, interesting and fun although it has to be said that the upstairs display of Estonian actors staring at a camera for an hour was quite disturbing. Oh well sometimes you have to take the rough with the smooth.
Written 13 July 2017
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John P
Leeds, United Kingdom336 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
Small museum but well displayed artefacts including musical instruments. Music and drama have been very important in shaping the national consciousness, and this is at the heart of the museum. The museum is well ordered and much information is in English. Well worth a visit.
Written 8 June 2017
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mmserpento
Michigan47 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
(Eesti Teatri- ja Muusikamuuseum)

Closed for renovation till 2017, the Museum exhibits in Estonian and English offered plenty to see, and hear in a compact but airy, well-lit space. Such as a chance to play an Estonia concert grand piano. Or listen to the docent and schoolchildren try out various (sometimes very odd) instruments. The Museum also has a tower space for rotating exhibits. Adults with or without children will spend an enjoyable couple hours. The small gift shop sells music and theatre-themed items as well as books in English and Estonian. I bought a richly illustrated one on Estonia pianos. I hope the renovations include more prominent signage since it's easy to miss their entrance.
Written 16 August 2016
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seekingcalm
75 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
Spend a quiet hour here (there's a hands-on floor that is a kid-friendly space), and be amazed at how much you'll learn about the history of music and theatre in Estonia. A lot of national pride on display here, that's for sure (see the special trophy case and video performance of when Estonia won the Eurovision contest in 2001, for example).

It's a tall building, no elevator, so a lot of the exhibit is information presented as you walk up the stairs. Lots of interactive touch-screen information that never froze.

There is a room of old musical instruments and you can use a touch screen to hear the sounds. A final ascent on very narrow, extremely steep stairs (no railing) leads to two special exhibits.

I strongly recommend this museum. It's fascinating, a bargain (4 Euro for an adult) and has a lot of information. The best part: video clips of popular Estonian music, including a thrash metal band that reminded me of Metallica, and a folk quartet singing in a field.
Written 14 May 2016
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abc2015
York, UK195 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
This museum was near our hotel and I like Theatre so we gave it a try. It was quite cheap to get in and although it was small it was modern. All the displays were in English as well as Estonian. On the top floor some musicians were playing live music and there were a few costumes.

I would not recommend this place if you have accessibility issues. It is a nice place to spend half an hour.
Written 1 September 2015
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aliq123
Moscow, Russia34 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
This museum is not very popular, but enormously interesting , especially for families with children.

The main attraction there is a collection of music boxes and mechanical instruments. Almost all of them are in working condition and for additional 7 EUR ticket a warden will show you how they work and let you hear them playing! I was even allowed to crank a handle of barrel organ!

The museum also have collection of ordinary music instruments and theatre costumes, but my favourite part is the music boxes.
Written 21 January 2015
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