Peter the Great Home Museum

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Peter the Great Home Museum
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+372 6013136
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Peter the Great Home Museum
Address
Mäekalda 2

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Editor's review

Kings don't usually live in cottages - they tend to favour vast palaces dripping gold and crystal and possessed of more bathrooms than any one person could ever humanly use.

And so it was with Peter I of Russia, Peter the Great, who had several such homes across the Russian empire.

Yet, when he came to 'expand' his borders and take possession of Estonia in the 18th century, he had to start somewhere. So it was here in a cottage in Tallinn's Kadrioru Park that he stayed while the modern palace was being built.

The historic cottage was almost lost, as it was neglected for many years after Peter's death. Thankfully, it has now been restored and serves as a museum to a turbulent time in Estonian history. It's also the only surviving example of a 17th-century Estonian summer cottage.

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Sweden

Nice pictures on Facebook wall :)

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United States

It was amazing to discover a rare old portrait of Mikhail Fyodorovich, the grandfather of Peter the Great. Turns out that a copy of the portrait displayed in the Russian Tretyakov gallery but the original is kept in this small house.

Undoubtedly worth a visit. And ask for a guided tour!

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United Kingdom

A unique and fascinating place to visit.

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