Museum of Puppet Arts is an interactive museum for the whole family offering exciting technical solutions. The museum aims at introducing puppet theatre in all of its aspects through modern displays and technical solutions. The museum is a part of the Centre for Puppetry Art which also includes the Estonian Puppet and Youth Theatre and research centre with its library and collection of videos on puppetry. Thus the museum is not meant for children only, but also for grown-up culture-lovers, students, theatre professionals and puppetry specialists from Estonia and beyond.
The Marzipan Museum Room gives a good overview of the history of marzipan and how the medicine made at the pharmacies during the Middle Ages became a well-known sweet. The exhibition displays approximately 200 marzipan figurines, cards and cakes which have been made with moulds that are more than a hundred years old. At the museum you can also observe the art of marzipan painting: an artist is constantly working in the museum, painting marzipan figurines also according to the wishes of the visitors, adding personal wishes etc.
In addition, the museum features information boards in Estonian, English, German and Finnish on the history of marzipan making in Tallinn. The majority of the exhibition is dedicated to Georg Stude, a Baltic German who started the marzipan making at the same location in the middle of the 19th century. The history is illustrated with photos of the old production process, historical persons, as well as the most interesting packages from the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.
Furthermore, the visitors can purchase handmade marzipan figurines as well as delicious assorted chocolates from the Kalev’s museum room. Additionally, gift boxes can be compiled according to your wishes and taste.
A place worth visiting is the Tallinn Zoo which is equally exciting for children and grown-ups.
Children’s Museum (built in 1932 – 1934) is situated in Kalamaja in a functional dwelling house that was designed by architect H. Johanson.
The two floors of the museum are the home for toys from the Middle Ages up to the present day.
The oldest objects are a small leather ball from the 15th century and a fashion doll from the 1st part of the 18th century.
The exposition introduces children’s world of playing throughout times: on display are dolls and doll furniture, cars, trains, ships, toy pets, table games, children’s books, postcards, etc.
In addition to the permanent exhibition several displays are composed on different topics (drawings, photos, crafts, etc.).
Children’s museum is not only the home for old toys. Children who have come to visit us can make use of the play corner, partake in lego building, read books and work alongside the instructor in the workshop.
Young children will have a lot of fun in Museum Miia-Milla-Manda. This is not an ordinary museum because here you can ask, look, touch, learn, explore and play. Each day at the museum is filled with exciting activities, also taking into consideration the number and age of our visitors. The whole family is more than welcome to come – no one will feel bored here! Children can climb, slide, swing and build sand castles on the Kadriorg park playground in front of the museum. Once you get hungry the whole family can have a picnic amidst the greenness of the park and take delight in the swans and ducks bustling in the pond. In addition, Kadriorg Park also includes the presidential residency, a flower garden and Estonia’s largest art museum KUMU.
Kalev Spa Water park is meant for all those who enjoy being in water and wish to be fit and healthy.
There you will find the biggest 50-metre pool in Estonia, different water attractions, tube slides, bubble baths and children’s pools.
Check out our Family Package+Kalev Spa&Water Park.
For more information, visit http://www.tourism.tallinn.ee/eng