Kumna Manor

Kumna, Estonia

Kumna manor, founded in the 1620s, has belonged to the Knopiuses, Lübkens, von Koskülls and also to the von Meyendorffs. The wooden main building dating from the 18th century was reconstructed in the 19th century (was used as apartments, currently dilapidated). The new two-storey Neo-Classical main building (built in 1913-1920) is in private possession and is being restored.



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Hello George, you are right. We added also a photo of old wooden building.

This is not Kumna Manor. This building was put up in the thirties of the last century on land sold by my step-father to the husband of a von Stackelberg. The real Kumna manor, the wooden building, is the one referred to above.


Founded: 1913-1920
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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Tauno Ernits (5 months ago)
Kumna manor was built a hundred years ago for holding parties. No one has lived here. The manor has been perfectly restored. Exciting shops, nice rooms. Not too big, not too small.
Kaupo Lepasepp (12 months ago)
Nice small.manor house.
Valentina Sagar (2 years ago)
Georg von Meyendorff was adjutant general and chief groom of Emperor Alexander II, and four of his five sons were also generals. One of them, Theophilus von Meyendorff (1853–1919), Adjutant General and Knight of the Order of St. George, like his father, was the last owner of Kumn. In 1937, the widow of Theophilus Helena (born Countess Shuvalova) was returned to the central farm of Kumna. Until 1949, a bronze statue of Martin Luther stood on the manor lands (author Professor Klodt von Jurgensburg from St. Petersburg). Georg von Meyendorff was president of the All-Russian Evangelical Lutheran Consistory. Since he was the chief groom of Emperor Alexander II and "his" man in his family, it is difficult to overestimate his merits in obtaining permission to bookmark and build the Church of St. John in St. Petersburg. The 150th anniversary of this church, which has a symbolic significance in the history of Estonian culture, was celebrated in 2010. Theophilus von Meyendorff was one of the founders of the Russian Olympic Committee and its first honorary chairman. Theophilus was also the founder of the sports weightlifting society "Bogatyr" in St. Petersburg and contributed to Martin Klein (who lived and trained in St. Petersburg) received the first Estonian Olympic medal at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912. In 1911, the "Kumna Sports Club" was founded in the Kumna estate, which in the same year joined the All-Russian Union of Lawn Tennis Clubs. The Kumna estate combines Russian-style carved wooden buildings with a classical palace with columns. The landscape of the estate creates a link between Russian and European cultures, telling about the Baltic nobility as recognized at the royal courts of St. Petersburg and Berlin. The Meyendorffs, who have connections from St. Petersburg to London, thanks to diligence and perseverance, as well as marriage ties with influential noble families (Shuvalovs, Sheremetevs, Trubetskoys, Raevskys, etc.), rose at the royal court to high positions of power, but never forgot their relatives places, the beautiful Kumna in summer. After the revolution, Cumna became a safe place where they fled in anticipation of better times. Mois Kumna
Svetlana Simonova (3 years ago)
We examined the manor only from the outside, as there was a closed event in the manor itself. Nice well-groomed park, antique statues and a carved bench. There is an overgrown pond next to the manor. Getting from Tallinn by car is convenient, there are signs so you won't get lost. Recommend.
Maie Matsin (4 years ago)
Beautiful little mansion.
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