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Tallinn on 20 August, the Day of Restoration of Independence

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20 August is a public holiday (Day of Restoration of Independence) in Estonia, which means some changes to the opening hours of Tallinn Card’s partners. Many exciting events also take place around the city.

20 August is a public holiday (Day of Restoration of Independence) in Estonia, which means some changes to the opening hours of Tallinn Card’s partners. Many places are still open and gladly welcome visitors. There are also a lot of exciting events taking place in Tallinn. 

For a convenient visit, buy a Mobile Tallinn Card from our online store!

Special events at the museums: 

The Maarjamäe history centre will host a special event on 20 August, with lots of fun activities for visitors of all ages in the castle yard as well as in the museums of the history centre: at the Maarjamäe castle, in the stables and the film museum

The Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom is organising a family event on 20 August. In the programme, you'll find exciting workshops for children and free tours in the Old Town. Their hour-long tour will take you to the places connected to restoring and maintaining Estonian independence, both in the past and in the present. Tours in Estonian start at 11 am and 2 pm, in English at 3 pm. For more information, see

For a more adventurous approach, head to the Tallinn TV Tower. Their family event aims to raise visitors' awareness about how to be self-sufficient in complicated situations and highlight the role of heritage and the knowledge of our forefathers in solving complex problems. The event will culminate with a concert by Uku Suviste. The programme is available here:

If you are interested in plants, the Tallinn Botanical Garden is the place to be. The "Estonian farm plant day" will teach you about the history of our gardens: how flowers got to the old farms, which plants were grown and which are still popular. 

The following Tallinn Card partners welcome guests on 20 August:

Museums and attractions:
  • Estonian History Museum – Maarjamäe Palace
  • Estonian History Museum - Maarjamäe Stables
  • Estonian History Museum - Great Guild Hall
  • Estonian Film Museum
  • Estonian Theatre and Music Museum
  • The Estonian War Museum - General Laidoner Museum
  • Estonian Open Air Museum
  • Energy Discovery Centre (from 12 to 5 pm)
  • KGB Prison Cells
  • Seaplane Harbour (from 10 am to 5 pm)
  • Marzipan Room 
  • Vabamu - The Museum of Occupations and Freedom
  • Holy Spirit Church
  • Town Hall Tower
  • Tallinn Botanic Garden
  • Tallinn Town Wall (from 11 am to 3 pm)
  • Tallinn Zoo
  • Tallinn TV Tower
  • Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood
  • Kadriorg Palace - Kadriorg Art Museum
  • Mikkel Museum
  • Estonian Health Care Museum
Sightseeing tours:
  • Tallinn City Tour (free with the Tallinn Card PLUS)
  • Bicycle Welcome Tour of Tallinn
  • Tallinn Audioguide Tour on iPod
  • Audioguide and E-Book for download
  • Audioguide Tallinn Old Town Walking Tour
  • Super Skypark trampoline and playcenter
  • Super Skypark hands-on science center SkyLab
  • Skywheel of Tallinn 
  • TopGun Shooting Range
Cafés and restaurants:
  • Kehrwieder Chocolaterie 
  • Restaurant Peppersack
  • Restaurant Scheeli
  • Restaurant Spot

Public transport in Tallinn and bicycle rent from City Bike is free with Tallinn Card.

In addition to everything listed here, Tallinn has lots more for you to discover. Find out more on the Tallinn tourism website You are also welcome to pop in to the Tallinn Tourist Information Centre on 20 August from 9:00-19:00.

Happy Holidays!
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