Tammsaare’s Apartment-Museum in Tallinn

See the world through the eyes of a literary classic!

The apartment-museum of Estonian literary classic Anton Hansen Tammsaare is located in Kadriorg, in the house where the writer lived from 1932 until his death in 1940. The writer’s widow, Käthe Hansen, wished for their home to one day be a museum. This dream has now come true.

The writer’s five-room apartment is located on the second floor of the house, complete with its original furnishing. Tammsaare wrote his substantial works of the 1930s there. In the house, with its unique interior, you can get to know the interesting facts about the writer’s personality as well as the daily living environment of the time.

In the second wing of the building, there is an interactive exhibition about the life and literary heritage of Tammsaare. It allows visitors a peek into looking at the world through the eyes of Tammsaare.

An attraction in itself is the porch, built in the second half of the 19th century with colored glass windows, a sign of luxury in the summer resort apartment at the time.

The museum’s collection holds over 9,000 items, including the writer’s death mask, his violin, and his home archive, which consists of manuscripts, correspondence, documents, and photographs.