Estonian Theatre and Music Museum



Estonian Theatre and Music Museum collects, preserves, studies and introduces Estonian cultural heritage in the field of theatre and music.

Permanent exposition 'Stories and Songs'

‘Stories and Songs’ presents various periods in Estonian history through theatre and music, 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. Hands-on solutions and audio, video and picture materials on screens make the visit fun for children and adults alike. 

‘Songs and Stories’ was recognized as the best permanent exhibition in 2017 at the annual Estonian Museum Awards. 

The display is in Estonian and English, all texts are available on tablets in Russian and Finnish.


Adult 6 €

Students, seniors 3 €

Family 12 €

Children up to 8 years, disabled visitors, ICOM cardholders, journalists free

Mechanical instruments 7 € + tickets

Guided tour 30 € + tickets (please book at least 3 days prior to the visit)

The museum is open Tue-Sun 10 AM-6 PM

The archives are open Tue-Fri 10 AM-5 PM


Inquieries and booking by phone (+372) 6442 132 or See e-posti aadress on spämmirobotite eest kaitstud. Selle nägemiseks peab su veebilehitsejas olema JavaSkript sisse lülitatud.

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Särev Theatre-Room

Today’s apartment-museum was a home for Anna and Andres Särev in 1938–1980. Their family belongings help to preserve the homely atmosphere in the museum.

Andres Särev was an actor, stage director and theatre manager but is most known for his dramatizations. He worked on books by known and loved Estonian writers Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Oskar Luts, Eduard Vilde, Aadu Hint and many others.

Anna Särev, his wife, was an actress but more importantly the person behind the idea of the museum. She vehemently worked towards establishing a theatre museum in their home. It was opened after her death in 1982 and renovated in 2015.

Pre-booking only, please book at least 2 days prior to the visit!


Adult 3 €

Students, seniors 2 €

Family 6 €

Children up to 8 years, disabled visitors, ICOM cardholders, journalists free

Tina 23-13, Tallinn (map) 


Information and booking +372 5333 9693 or See e-posti aadress on spämmirobotite eest kaitstud. Selle nägemiseks peab su veebilehitsejas olema JavaSkript sisse lülitatud.


Exhibition ‘Sound of Freedom! The Story of Estonian Popular Music’

This popular music exhibition tells the story of Estonian people, culture and primarily the music that became popular between the two world wars. Estonian music is related to the colourful history of the state itself, having survived all the hard and easy times. Pop music was first performed by jazz groups and 78 rpm gramophone records played for dance and entertainment, went through an underground jazz period, promoted the rise of beat music, made its way under the skin of Estonian people through the TV show “Horoscope”, was imposed numerous performance bans, and finally regained independence for Estonia. 

The exhibition will tell that success story through the viewpoints of key persons, groups, composers and events that together make up the Hall of Fame of Estonian Music, the aim of which is to preserve the cultural heritage of our pop music for the future generations.


Adult 6 €

Students, seniors 4 €

Family 12 €

Children up to 8 years, disabled visitors, ICOM cardholders, journalists free

More information 

Maarjamäe stables, Pirita tee 56, Tallinn (map) 




Estonian Theatre and Music Museum
12 Müürivahe street
10146 Tallinn
+372 64 46 407

Museum hours

Museum is open Tue – Sun 10.00 – 18.00




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