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NUKU theatre & puppetry museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Kids would love it

I love puppets but this museum is ideal for children. I just wish I was 50 years younger and i... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Ross B
Shenley, United Kingdom
A nice activity with your kids.

We did not do the museum - we saw a play! We were three families traveling with kids ranging from 6... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Dimitrios M
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NUKU theatre & museum is the country’s only professional puppet centre. The theatre aims to offer high quality and diverse visual theatre and puppetry to all ages. The museum's main exhibition starts from the very beginning. You can touch air and...more
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Nunne 4/Lai 1, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
+372 667 9555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Nuku Puppet Museum completely stole the heart of my inner child! I was completely fascinated by the interactive exhibitions that take you through a representation of Estonian culture through different era and style. The puppets are masterfully made and each have different nature including...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

I loved the puppet museum, and stepping off the streets of Tallinn paved with tourists and cheap tourist shops. Finally a gorgeous display reflecting an aspect of Estonian culture. There were many intricate and fascinating puppets made with a variety of techniques, as well as...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

I love puppets but this museum is ideal for children. I just wish I was 50 years younger and i would have really loved it

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We did not do the museum - we saw a play! We were three families traveling with kids ranging from 6 months to 9 y.o. My children were the oldest at 6 and 9 so when the lady at the front desk told us tomorrow's...More

1  Thank Dimitrios M
Reviewed 5 January 2018

If you are scared of dolls like me, maybe not the right place to visit ;) but I really enjoyed the time spend there (I think we spend 30 minutes or so?) we also got a little bit lost but the people were very friendly...More

Thank Sanne V
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Actually we thought there would be all kinds of dolls and puppets. This was the reason why we went there but it is a theatre too. The Tallinn guide book sort of deceived us. Why... because it was one room only where the marionettes/theatre dolls...More

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Hannele K, Public Relations Manager at NUKU theatre & puppetry museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thanks for your review! We are sorry that the review books gave the impression that our puppetry museum also has dolls. As we are a theatre, we focus on theater puppets and the puppetry in general. It looks like you might have missed a few...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

The location is very central. its hard to miss. its not got a lot of activities for kids.and that too older kids will enjoy more. the costume room is very sweet. kids can try out costumes.their cellar of horrors is good too. tunnel of masks...More

Thank guptaratika
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

There were a few experimental interactive art pieces which were fun to play around on, and the actual puppets themselves were pretty creepy.

Thank mantaraych
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Buy tickets in advance as the shows here get sold out quickly. This is a theatre and interactive puppetry museum so you can easily spend 2 hours here. The puppet show was in Estonian but this didn't bother me nor my young children. A must...More

Thank aublee
Reviewed 2 February 2017

NUKU Museum of Puppet Arts, 1 Lai St. Just the architecture and decorations of this center is worth a visit. There are many interactive things to do, including an opportunity to experiment with theater props and various costumes. Children learn about basic things like air,...More

Thank MayLehmannNYC
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