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Nõmme Museum to take part in Museum Sundays

Nõmme Museum to take part in Museum Sundays

The first free Museum Sunday of 2023 will take place this Sunday, 8 January. The initiative will be joined by the Nõmme Museum, located in the former station building.

Tallinn launched free museum days in March 2022 to increase the focus on museums and improve access to culture. During the year, nearly 60,000 people visited the museum Sundays.

According to Deputy Mayor Kaarel Oja Museum Sundays are one of the most important parts of Tallinn’s cultural scene. “We will continue with the well received initiative in 2023 and we are happy to announce that Nõmme Museum will be taking part in this year's Museum Sundays. Today, the Museum Sundays have reached 15 museums and have really spread all over Tallinn, not only in the city center, but also in Lasnamäe, Mustamäe and now in Nõmme districts. 

On this occasion, the Nõmme Museum (Jaama 18) will join the Museum Sundays initiative. The first Nõmme Museum was founded on 13 November 1935, in the premises of the current Nõmme Music School. The museum was re-established in the waiting room and ticket office of the historic Nõmme railway station on 28 February 2002.

According to Karmo Kuri, Nõmme district's governor, the district is distinguished by a different history, as it was an independent town before the Second World War. "The permanent exhibition at the Nõmme Museum presents the history of Nõmme's development as an independent town between 1926 and 1940, but the period before that and Nikolai von Glehn, who is said to have rented out his first cottage plot in 1873, are not forgotten: „Seie saagu lenn!“, Kuri said. "Every day you can visit the Nõmme Museum by appointment only, but on Museum Sunday the doors are open to anyone who is interested. The history of Nõmme will be presented by cultural historian Piret Loide, who was one of the museum's founders 20 years ago."

On 8 January, the branches of Tallinn City Museum will open their doors to the public free of charge: The Tallinn City Life Museum in the former merchant's house on Vene street (Vene street. 17), the Museum of Photography (Raekoja 4/6), Tallinn's first community museum Kalamaja Museum (Kotzebue 16), the Peeter I House Museum (Mäekalda 2), the Kiek in de Kök Fortress Museum (Komandandi tee 2), the Tallinn Russian Museum (Pikk 29a), three Tallinn Literary Museums in Kadriorg: Vilde (Roheline aas 3), Tammsaare (Koidula 12a) and Mati Und Museum (L. Koidula 17), the Kaja Gallery of the Cultural Centre (E. Vilde tee 118), the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds Visitor Centre (Narva maantee 95), the Lasnamäe Pavilion of the Tallinn Art Hall (Jaan Koorti 24) and the Nõmme Museum (Jaama 18).

Although there are now 15 museums and exhibition halls in the network, thirteen will open on Museum Sunday 2023. This year, the children's museum Miiamilla will be closed for renovation and exhibition renewal and will not participate in the Museum Sunday programme. The Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia is closed until spring. The next exhibition season will be open from 16 April 2023.

The next free Museum Sundays in 2023 will take place on 5 February, 5 March, 2 April, 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 August, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November and 3 December.

For more information, visit the Tallinn website .


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