What to do on a rainy day in Tallinn?

Seasons in Estonia vary widely. During the Autumn months, the weather in Tallinn can be rather unpleasant sometimes. When you’re taking a trip down to Tallinn you just can’t let the weather spoil your fun. For those days when you would rather spend your time doing something cozy indoors, we have picked out some fun activities for you to do around Tallinn – indoors and outdoors. Bring your umbrella and start exploring.

Tallinn is swarming with excellent and diverse museums of all kinds.  We like to think that a rainy day is the best day to visit all the interesting, beautiful, educational and fun museums. Take the whole day to dive into the history and art which Tallinn has to offer. We have picked out some of the most outstanding museums out for you.

  • Seaplane Harbour – the most exciting maritime museum in Europe.
  • KUMU – he headquarters of the Art Museum of Estonia, as well as the largest and most impressive exhibition venue in Estonia.
  • Estonian Film Museum – guides its visitors through different stages of film making and the history of cinema in Estonia.
  • Kadriorg Palace – can be considered to be the grandest example of palace and park design in Estonian architectural history.
  • Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design – consists of examples of contemporary Estonian applied art as well as design prototypes and products.
  • VABAMU – a museum about occupations, resistance, restoration, and freedom.
  • Fotografiska Tallinn – a meeting place where art, good food, music, design, and open way of thinking get together.

If museums are not exactly your thing and you’re not made out of sugar and spice, then grab your umbrella and rain boots and head for a walk in the rain. You’ll notice that the streets of the Tallinn Old Town are so much more quiet than usual. Take your time exploring the narrow streets and the small arts and crafts stores tucked into the basements of Tallinn’s medieval buildings.

Rainy day gives the perfect excuse for a shopping spree. If Estonian design, antiques and everything artistic and bohemian tickles your fancy, then Telliskivi Creative City is made for you. Telliskivi Creative City is an artist-friendly complex that has become a popular hangout for shoppers and restaurant-goers, located in a former industrial complex. When you get tired of shopping, take refuge from the rain in one of the many hipstery and artsy cafes.

Assuming that all you want to do on a rainy day is sit in a comfortable chair and enjoy a movie, Tallinn is the right place for you. Tallinn has several amazing cinemas with a wide selection of movies. You can find anything from the newest Hollywood blockbusters to European cinema. Don’t worry – the movies in the theatres are usually not dubbed and are in an original language. Take a look of the selection of movie theatres in Tallinn.

  • Coca-Cola plaza – one of the biggest cinemas in Estonia with 11 movie screens and the only Scape auditorium in town.
  • Kosmos IMAX – classical movie theater in Tallinn which was first opened in the 1960s. In 2014 the cinema was transformed into a modern cinema house with the only IMAX auditorium in Estonia.
  • Apollo cinema – one of the newest cinemas in town which flaunts with its first-class service. With a start class ticket you get to feel yourself like a true movie star and order drinks and snacks right from your seat.
  • Sõprus cinema – a legendary cinema in Tallinn which brings you movie classics and contemporary films. In addition the movie theater built in 1950s is fascinating from the inside out.
  • Artis cinema – as the name suggests this cinema brings you good quality art films. No-popcorn policy applies there, but you can enjoy wine and snacks alongside interesting independent films.

Rainy autumn nights might get pretty cold and dark, so the best option to spend your evening after a long day either shopping, exploring around museums or Tallinn streets is to just relax. Visit the Sports and Relaxation are in Hotel Palace to enjoy the saunas, steam bath and jacuzzi. Let the rain fall while you sit back and enjoy.

If saunas and spas aren’t your cup of tea, then we recommend to enjoy a delicious dinner at the cosy MEKK bar. We recommend to try, the made-on-the-premises spirits which you can not find anywhere else and of course the famous MEKKsers which provide a journey through the flavours for experience seekers, offering opportunities to sample various dishes MEKK bar has to offer.

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