History of the Kalamaja museum building


The Kalamaja Museum is located in a house that was built from 1932-1934 according to the project by architect Herbert Johanson. Hans Einberg, professor of mechanics at Tallinn University of Technology, lived here with his family.

1944 The house was damaged in the bombing of 9 March and was rebuilt into a dwelling with studio flats

1985 A branch of the Tallinn City Museum “M.I. Kalinin in Tallinn” was opened for the 110th anniversary of Kalinin’s birth

1987 An open storage for toys was opened in the basement of the building

1988 Composer Evald Aava’s room was opened on the second floor, the political exhibition was liquidated

1989 Kalamaja Gallery was opened and hosted various art exhibitions

1997 The Doll Museum was opened as part of the Tallinn City Museum

2002 The Doll Museum was renamed the Children’s Museum of the Tallinn City Museum

2014 The museum was given the name Kalamaja Children’s Museum Miiamilla

2021 It was reopened as the Kalamaja Museum after extensive renovation

Kalamaja muuseum

Kalamaja Museum at the beginning of 2019

Kalamaja lastemuuseum enne remonti

Kalamaja Children’s Museum before renovation