Worksheets with interesting assignments accompany many of the temporary exhibitions at the Kumu Art Museum; the worksheets introduce the themes of the exhibitions and promote discussions of art. Workshops related to the exhibitions in Kumu’s Great Hall expand the content of the exhibitions with inclusive activities and, after being inspired by the exhibitions, everyone has the opportunity to create art themselves.
You can get acquainted with the Kumu Courtyard during the summer season with a special map, which is perfect for organising a treasure hunt or refining orienteering skills. It would be hard to find another such architectural environment in Tallinn: angular in style, but round in shape. The map of the courtyard directs visitors to the art treasures hidden in the courtyard and describes the environment that Kumu is located in. The maps of the courtyard in Estonian, English and Russian are available on site.
All art lovers, young or old, are welcome to participate in the English-language excursion series called Art Walk, which is associated with the temporary exhibitions. These short English-language introductions to the exhibitions start at 3:00 pm on the last Sunday of each month. In addition, English-language curator tours and workshops take place from time to time at Kumu.
Upon the completion of each exhibition, a finissage takes place on the last Saturday that the exhibition is open, and the programme includes various activities and events for both the young and old. Often drop-in workshops, which both Estonian- and English-speaking families are invited to attend, take place during the finissage. The workshops offer artistic and fun activities in the creative atmosphere of the art museum. Admission to workshops is included in the museum ticket price.
We also offer families the opportunity to order private workshops at times suitable for them. Our professional instructors work with art lovers of all ages by offering wonderful workshops that are adapted to their needs and preferences. A special-order workshop provides a great opportunity for your entire family to become familiar with specific art styles or techniques. And then why not create a striking work of art for your home?
Check your coats and jackets and leave the rest of your things in the free lockers. For safety reasons, items larger than an A4 piece of paper are prohibited in the exhibition halls. If necessary, you can also check your stroller or carriage.
It’s always good to come to the museum with a full stomach. But if you should become hungry while admiring the art, you can have a snack on the benches outside the exhibition halls, or in the café located on Kumu’s first floor. Food and drink are not allowed in the exhibition halls.
You can also visit the Kumu café with your stroller or carriage, and use the children’s seats that are available on site. The youngest visitors can choose tasty dishes from the café’s children’s menu.
Changing tables are located in the women’s WC next to the main cloakroom and in the 5th-floor WC.
Make sure to stay with your toddler throughout the visit and walk with him or her at a sensible pace. Thus, both your child and the artworks will be safe.
Please keep your child in his or her stroller; you’ll be able to get close enough to the works to see them, while also being a safe distance away.
Remember that it is prohibited to touch the artworks in the exhibition halls, and remind your children of this as well. A good tip: bring a small toy for your child to keep his or her small fingers occupied. An exception are the tire chairs in the Kumu Courtyard, on which children are welcome to climb.