Maarjamäe Palace

Tallinn, Estonia

Maarjamäe or Orlov’s Palace was commissioned by Count Anatoli Orlov-Davydov from St. Petersburg. The historicist limestone summer residence on the seashore was designed by architect Robert Gödicke. In the 1930s the building housed a magnificent restaurant – the Riviera Palace. In 1937 the Estonian Air force Flying School obtained the building, the Soviet Army took over in 1940. The restored palace opened its doors to the public as a branch museum of the Estonian History Museum in 1987. Today it holds permanent and temporary exhibitions about Estonian history.

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Maarjamäe 8, Tallinn, Estonia
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Founded: 1874
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)


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Arthur Araujo (12 months ago)
Great content as the museum of Estonian history! One can spend 5-6 hours if they read everything. Content is very thorough and illustrated through objects. There is a free audioguide for smaller objects. Don't expect to see much of the Castle though, as it's been heavily reformed. There are miniatures showing how the castle used to be. Was 5 euros on February due to independence holiday.
Tom (Bozz) (2 years ago)
Museum covering Estonia, Soviet monuments and one covering National films (that we didn't go to). Was all very well displayed in English, certainly worth a visit
Christine Berwick (2 years ago)
Had a big exhibition on dogs, their genetics and history of their inaction with mankind.Fair bit about the manor house, and recent war traumas. This , of course is the history of Latvia.Behind the musem there is a sobering collection of ex communist statues.Also a film element to view.
R. Nelson (2 years ago)
Very informative museum about the history of Estonia. At Maatjamäe castle is also the film museum located.
Mark N (2 years ago)
Good place to learn a bit about soviet/Estonia history
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