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Estonian Museum of Applied Art & Design

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Address: Lai 17, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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+372 627 4611

The museum focuses on applied art and design. Today its collection consists...

The museum focuses on applied art and design. Today its collection consists of examples of contemporary Estonian applied art as well as of design prototypes and products. The collection, with 15 000 exhibits, includes works of textile art, ceramics, porcelain, leather, glass, jewellery, metalwork, furniture and product design. The collections of Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design offer the largest and most comprehensive overview of Estonian applied art and design.

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Museum on the North part of Tallinn Old City

Located close to Tallinn City Theater ( which is on the north side ). Shows variety of art and design artifacts.

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located close to Tallinn City Theater ( which is on the north side ). Shows variety of art and design artifacts.

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Free to get in and worth a wander around. Excellent exhibition of glass which if you like glass is really good.

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Barry, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We went for an exhibition on the Tarbeklaas glass factory. If every exhibition is as well done then this is a great place to visit. The permanent exhibition was enlightening.

Thank SamieLips
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

This was the worst Museum I have ever seen. Three exhibitions empty and with nothing worth it to see. I was told there with three exhibitions on two different floors. But in one of them there were only book covers hand-painted. In another one a bunch of chairs and tables and some pasta lanes in another one a bunch of... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

It’s always interesting to see what local modern artists produce. The exhibit is displayed in an old building with high ceilings so the juxtaposition of old and new is felt. Some glass sculptures and unique items are for sale. There is also a collection from Finland, Sweden and Denmark

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

3 floors of exhibits. Ground floor shows book cover and binding designs - saw some creative ideas there (putting small computer parts on the cover?) - not bad. 2nd storey is partially open - can't make out what they are - the creations are brightly coloured and look okay but unfortunately I don't get it. 3rd storey shows furniture design... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

Quite interesting exposition about book-covers which I really enjoyed. First floor was a bit more arty and the last floor was the most interesting with estonian designs: stools, chairs, tables, lamps, accessories etc. the lady at the entrance spoke perfectly english and we could safely leave our stuff next to her desk.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Today visited this recommended museum. The ground floor is a changing exhibition- at the moment its book binding. We really loved this as it showed how people given the same theme can come at it from different perspectives. Fascinating, what a lot of talented people there are. The 2nd floor unfortunately was closed - this had been the intended focus... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

This museum really showcases the Scandinavian influence in Estonian design practice. We were lucky enough to go when there was a special bookbinding exhibition, a skill at which Estonians excel. And the measure of a great museum - a fantastic shop!

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

My wife and I love art and design museums, and this was very close to our hotel, so it was a natural. This is a modest little museum, but it does a good job of providing the history of design in Estonia. We especially enjoyed the exhibit on "Between Art and Industry". The Art Products Factory". We had a good... More 

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