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Museum of Applied Art and Design – Nice detour

There is this subtle respect about applied arts. It’s the everyday things around us, the glasses we drink from, the chairs we sit on. Things we take for granted, things we let slip by our notice. It is so fascinating to take a step back and understand the creative design behind these things that we usually take as ordinary. 

Situated in the Old Town, the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design (ETDM) is located in a 17th century storehouse and is a rather small museum spread out over three levels. The two top levels are reserved for permanent displays and the ground floor features a new exhibition over a period of a few months.

The permanent display is titled Patterns of Time 3 and is a thorough overview of Estonian design in the last century. In addition there are temporary exhibitions to showcase contemporary Estonian applied arts.  

The museum has free admission days:

February 21- The International Guides Day
May 18 – The international Museum Day
June 1 – Children up to 18
July 18 – The Birthday of Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design

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Details about this spot



17 Lai Street, Tallinn

Opening Times

Wed - Sun 11:00 - 18:00


Entrance adults: € 3.50


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)