At the museum you can
- see puppets come alive;
- test your fear of darkness in Cellar of Creepy Puppets and fear of height on the Glass Bridge;
- wander in theatre history and discover the world of puppetry!
You can learn about the history of Estonian Puppet Theatre by watching films about artists and spectacles from the past or get acquainted to more than 100 puppets of Estonian puppet stage – the oldest puppet dating back from 1938.
The museum offers a good overview of puppetry starting from props and costumes up to exciting technological solutions. There are also different types of puppets from all around the world that can be manipulated via touch screens. You can visit an e-post office or examine posters, sketches and drawings of NUKU theatre artists. An exhibitions Actress: Helle Laas of an actor’s wardrobe is also displayed in the museum.
During theatre season each weekend has Museum Puppet Shows and Meet a Puppet event on every other Tuesday morning. Groups of children can take part in museum games and learn different techniques of acting and making puppets in the workshops of NUKU museum.
We offer guided tours for groups and organize birthday parties at NUKU museum.
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm (last entrance at 5pm)
Location: Old Town of Tallinn, Nunne 8, Tallinn, Estonia
Entrance: 5 € per person, under 3 year for free, discounts apply for groups and families. With a theatre show ticket of the same date, entrance costs 2 €.
Enquiries: +372 679 555 NUKU museum has grown from the Puppet Theatre of Estonia and it is founded in 2010. Founding of the Museum of Puppet Arts was supported by the Estonian Culture Ministry and the Estonian Enterprise.