The Estonian Print and Paper Museum readily welcomes visitors from abroad and provides tours and workshops also in English. Other languages might be available by request.
Printing and Paper Museum is moving! We are closed from 31th January until 6th of February. Make sure to visit us soon at our new address Kastani 48 (in the courtyard).
We are open for visiting Wed – Sun 12:00 – 18:00. Other times possible by request, see contacts at the bottom of the page.
Tickets: € 5 adults / € 2 children, students & seniors. Ticket price includes a guided tour of ca 45 minutes. During the tour we talk of the history of printing and paper making, but also include a few demonstrations. “Do it yourself” workshops can be arranged for an extra fee.
We are located in the courtyard of Aparaaditehas where also several restaurants and design shops are available. See map at the bottom of the page.
The best way to experience our activities is in our workshops. Some of the most popular workshops are:
- Make your own notebook: print a cover design using a 150 year old handpress and a selection of hand cut illustrations & woodblock letters. Bind the notebook in metal wire for a unique experience with and a practical result (you get a real notebook/sketchbook). Duration: from 10 minutes to half an hour, depending on the complexity of your design choices. Price: € 4 children, € 6,60 adults.
- Hand made paper: create several sheets of paper out of recycled paper pulp, include decorations as desired, press the sheets and take them home with you for postcards or other uses. Duration: approx. 1 hour. Price: € 4 children, € 6,60 adults.
- Linocut: cut your own design out of a piece of linoleum (PVC flooring) and print the result in one of the most common classic printmaking techniques. Not suitable for pre-school children (sharp blades). Duration: approx. 1 hour. Price: € 8,25 children, €13,20 adults.
About the museum
The Estonian Print & Paper Museum is a private museum-studio and the only print-related heritage institution in the whole region. We are not a traditional museum, but strive to keep the machines in our collection running and pass on the skills & know-how of traditional letterpress printing, binding and other related activities.
In our museum you will find historic machinery on permanent display, a gallery with temporary exhibitions, a selection of hand made designer notebooks and sketchbooks for sale, a curious book nook, an occasional visiting artist working in the studio and host of young enthusiastc employees & volunteers. Well worth the visit we think (and others agree: see our reviews on TripAdvisor).