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Estonian Museum of Architecture

The guardian of living space

The Estonian Museum of Architecture in Tallinn presents the history of Estonian architecture and is interesting to visit for professionals, locals, tourists, and school children.

The museum operates in the Rotermann Salt Storage, a wonderful example of industrial limestone architecture from 1908. The museum is located between the port and the Rotermann quarter, and is the best example of the harmony of historical and modern architecture of Tallinn’s New Old Town.

The exhibitions in the Museum of Architecture are about local architectural history, international practices, and the most modern architecture – architecture that is still in the conceptual stage, with the aim to teach visitors to notice the space around us.

The museum has a representative and exciting archive of drawings and projects from the 1920s–1930s and the Soviet period. The photo and model collection is constantly expanding. Some of the architectural models can be seen in the Space in Motion: A Century of Estonian Architecture permanent exhibition.

The permanent exhibition Explore space! in the basement of the museum is suitable for curious people of all ages but is especially suited for children.

Explore space!, which was completed in 2019, received the Annual Award of Estonian Museums for the Estonian Museum of Architecture.