Tallinn is one of the beautiful Baltic capitals and let me tell you – this city is an absolute must-visit. This city combines the extraordinary Estonian culture, history and modern life. Most people might not know this, but Tallinn is a city full of art. Art is insanely important and loved in Tallinn, so no wonder this city has a vast amount of great art galleries. Tours in Tallinn will provide you with the opportunity to dwell on the best art galleries in the Baltic States, so make sure to take advantage of this excellent opportunity. We want to ensure you get the best of your trip, so here is a list of the Top 5 Tallinn art galleries – provided by yours truly the Baltic Tours!
Top 5 Tallinn Art Galleries
The fascinating KUMU
Kunstimuuseum – means ‘art museum’. And that’s literally what it is – a fantastic art gallery. If you are a lover of art – you just must visit KUMU. This museum is one of the biggest museums in Northern Europe and provides the opportunity to enjoy an amazing art collection, covering the most important Estonian art movements from the 18th century. This museum has both permanent and temporary exhibitions and all of them, believe me, are worth seeing. Permanent collections in KUMU cover everything from classical to modern art, while the temporary exhibitions provide an incredible opportunity to explore the contemporary art of Estonia.
Working hours: depends on the season.
Entrance fee: 2-6 EUR. On Wednesdays – 1 EUR.
Tallinn Art Hall
This art gallery is something that almost every non-typical tour of Tallinn covers. Believe me – visiting it is worth waiting in line. Loads of art lovers every day come to visit this, one of the most tempting of the top 5 Tallinn art galleries and enjoy thrilling pieces of art. This unique art gallery celebrates modern art without forgetting the importance of the classical art movements. Take a look at this compelling collaboration of surrealism.
Working hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 12 PM to 6 PM.
Entrance fee: 2-3 EUR.
OÜ Vaal Galerii
Real art junkies absolutely have to visit this eye-popping gallery. The Vaal Gallery is the first private art gallery in Estonia and not only provides stunning art exhibitions but also sells beautiful works of art, hold auctions and help art collectors get their hands on rare pieces of art. The exhibitions vary from fine art to contemporary art and various performances. If you want to see the real art movement in Estonia – the Vaal Galerii is an absolute must-visit.
Working hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 12 PM to 6 PM.
Temnikova & Kasela. Contemporary alert!
Nothing says “Contemporary art” as the Temnikova & Kasela Gallery. This unique art gallery is dedicated purely to the contemporary art movement and offers incredible exhibitions and performances. Don’t miss the chance to get lost in the magical and hypnotic contemporary art while visiting the top 5 Tallinn art galleries! This gallery exhibits artworks from all of the Baltic States, so visiting it won’t only give you an opportunity to get in touch with Estonian art, but will allow you to enjoy contemporary art for Lithuania, Latvia and other Northern European countries.
Working hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 3 PM to 7 PM.
Entrance fee: free or charge.
Tallinn Portrait Gallery
When you visit Tallinn, make sure to stop by the Tallinn Portrait Gallery. Like the whole city, this gallery celebrates art and exhibits intense, gorgeous exhibitions that will take your breath away. In this gallery, everything from classical paintings to photography and even fashion is presented on a daily basis. This Tallinn gallery supports new aspiring artists, as well as provides exhibition space for well known and famous Estonian artists.
Tallinn is a perfect city for those who love art. Just a short walk in the town of Tallinn might seem like a tour of a museum, but don’t miss out on the chance to visit actual galleries.
Working hours: everyday from 3 PM to 10 PM.