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In 2018, on the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, the Estonian History Museum’s Maarjamäe Palace will re-open after months of comprehensive renovations as a history discovery centre. Events and stories that have stood the test of time and left a mark on European history will once again be brought to life at Maarjamäe.

During the course of the rebirth, the Estonian History Museum at Maarjamäe will be transformed beyond recognition. The historical palace will be renovated, the Estonian Film Museum will be located in the park, as will pleasant recreation areas and outdoor exhibitions. In the cafe, with its view of the sea, you will be able to enjoy good food and beautiful surroundings and in the museum shop you will find great gifts as souvenirs. In Maarjamäe Palace we will be opening a comprehensive interactive exhibition that tells the stories of the Estonian people.

The history discovery centre on the sea shore at Maarjamäe will once again become a special place as it once was during the palace’s golden age at the end of the 19th Century, when the Russian count Anatoli Orlov-Davydov built a summer manor on the site of a former sugar factory. It was here that many celebrities and courtiers of the Tsarist empire spent their time.

The story of Marjamäe Palace echoes the story of all the Estonian people, reflecting Estonia’s eventful past. Our wish is that you can feel a part of our history, find stories that are important to you and share them with others.

The architectural design for the renovations at Maarjamäe Palace is the work of KOKO architects OÜ. The outdoor area, film museum and storage building were designed by BOA OÜ and Innopolis Insenerid OÜ.

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