A.H. Tammsaare
Eduard Vilde
and Mati Unt’s
Museums in Kadriorg


A. H. Tammsaare

The apartment-museum of Estonian literary classic A. H. Tammsaare (1878-1940) is located in Kadriorg, in a historic cottage-type house. The writer lived in this building from 1932 to 1940, and it was also where he passed away. The writer’s widow, Käthe Hansen, wished that their home could one day be a museum. This dream has now been fulfilled, as the museum was opened on the writer’s 100th birthday on 30.01.1978.

On the second floor of the house is the writer’s five-room apartment, which is furnished in its original form. It is here where Tammsaare wrote his work from the 1930s, his peak period. In the other wing of the museum, there is an interactive exhibition about Tammsaare’s life and literary heritage, as well as rotating exhibitions.

Mati Unt

The museum is located in the house where the writer Mati Unt lived between 1995 and 2005.

At the museum, you can get a glimpse of Mati Unt’s apartment in Mustamäe as well as the Kadriorg period. Just two floors up are the windows of the writer’s former home.

You can browse through artifacts that belonged to Mati Und, books with his notes and dedications, fascinating photographs, many of which come from Unt’s own camera, etc.

Eduard Vilde

The Republic of Estonia decided to give writer and diplomat Eduard Vilde (1865 – 1933) a house with grass and garden land for his 60th birthday. After a long search, in 1927 a suitable 6-room apartment was found in a Castellan house belonging to the state. A major renovation was carried out at the expense of the Ministry of Education and the apartment was furnished with furniture from the A. M. Luther factory. In the museum, you can see the writer’s apartment in its original form, furnished with original furniture. A modern exhibition introduces you to the apartment, which gives an overview of the life and personality of Eduard Vilde.