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NUKU is a puppet theater in the Estonian capital Tallinn. The theater was founded in 1952 by puppeteer Ferdinand Veike. In 2010, a museum opened in the same building that shows the history of Estonian puppet theater. The NUKU Theatre & Museum has a permanent exhibition called "The Story of Creating a Puppet Theater". The museum starts with the introduction of four basic elements in a theatrical way and covers three floors, where visitors have the opportunity to get acquainted with the five puppet "species" and theaters. Each puppet has its own space and stage.

Alternative names:

en Estonian State Puppet and Youth Theatre   et Eesti Nuku- ja Noorsooteater

NUKU Theatre & Museum
Lai 1
10133 Tallinn

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 06:00 pm

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Tallinn Card Free
Adults €8.00
Family €20.00
Students €5.00
Pensioners €5.00


Family ticket is valid for 2 adults and at least 1 child under 16 y/o.

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Lai 1, Tallinn, Estonia


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