Kalamaja and Kadriorg libraries to lend free museum tickets

Tallinn Central Library, Tallinn City Museum and Tallinn Literary Centre are collaborating to offer the public a new, free opportunity to experience culture - borrowing museum tickets.

From Tuesday, 3 May, readers will be able to borrow joint tickets from the Kalamaja and Kadriorg libraries to visit the Tallinn City Museum and Tallinn Literary Centre. Shared tickets give access to all seven branch museums of the Tallinn City Museum and three museums of the Tallinn Literary Centre.

According to Kaarel Oja, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn, Museum Sundays have shown that new initiatives can help visitors to return to cultural institutions more quickly after the last two years of pandemic. "This exciting museum ticket loan scheme serves a similar purpose, which will certainly attract the attention of more serious museum lovers and make the museums more accessible to everyone."

According to Heli Nurger, Director of Tallinn City Museum, the aim of the museum ticket lending is to provide a holistic cultural experience for Tallinners. "To read a book, watch a film based on a book and visit exciting exhibitions based on books and films, or visit exhibitions where you can find more information about the content in the books, which in turn enhance the experience," Nurger explained the library-museum partnership.

You can borrow family or individual tickets, which can be borrowed quarterly for up to 14 days. Availability can be checked via the e-catalogue ESTER.

For more information on museum ticket lending and library opening hours, visit the Central Library website.

With the museum ticket lending service, the Tallinn Central Library continues to create a range of additional opportunities to support lifelong learning and hobbies for the city's residents. A variety of musical instruments and devices can be borrowed from the Central Library headquarters, while sports equipment can be borrowed from several branch libraries. The Pelguranna Library has a Toolbox, where you can borrow tools for gardening, repairs and building work at home. The Laagna Library has a Seedbox, where gardening enthusiasts can borrow seeds for free, enjoy growing plants at home or in a community garden, and motivate others by collecting and donating seeds. The Sõle Library has a Sewing Room equipped with sewing machines, and the Kännukuke Library has an Innovation Lab where you can work with a 3D printer, laser cutter, vinyl cutter and other modern technology, along with a Creativity Room with a photo studio.