Karli Saul

Photo Museum

More than a thousand stories

The Photo Museum located in the Old Town of Tallinn is the only museum that focuses specifically on the history and culture of photography in Estonia.

At the museum’s permanent exhibition, you can get acquainted with a portrait of an Estonian photographer: the museum provides an overview of the appearance of photographers who worked in different eras and the cameras they used from the middle of the 19th century to the end of the 20th century. The visitor can get acquainted with the display of rare daguerreo, ambro and ferrotypes, as well as an exciting collection of cameras, including the Minox small camera invented in Estonia, which is also called the James Bond camera, because it was an aid to the famous secret agent in the movie “Agent 007: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”.

Every year, the Photo Museum curates various themed exhibitions, organizes audience programs, museum classes and meeting evenings. The location of the Photo Museum is also definitely worth exploring – the museum is located in an almost 700-year-old prison building.