KUMU, situated in Kadriorg, is one of the largest museums in Estonia and one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe. KUMU was established in 2006 in the limestone slope and has both permanent and temporary exhibitions. The main collection covers Estonian-created works from the 18th-21st centuries. Temporary exhibitions include both foreign and Estonian modern and contemporary art. displays Estonian-created works from the 18th-21st centuries. Kumu’s exhibition aims to a diverse audience. Exhibitions display both, classical and contemporary art.

The museum has four floors:

  • On the 1st floor you will find a library, a cloakroom, large auditorium, a bookstore, a restaurant and a temporary exhibitions wing
  • Classics of Estonian art from the 18th century until the end of the Second World War are exhibited on the 2nd floor
  • 3rd floor demonstrates Estonian art from the years 1945 to 1991
  • 4th floor has temporary contemporary art exhibitions and art after 1991


In addition, in 2008, the European Museum Forum, which operates under the auspices of the Council of Europe, awarded Kumu the title of European Museum of the Year.