Welcome to the Harju County Museum! For Amandus Adamson Studio museum, please see the visitor information here!
May to September: 11.00am-6.00pm (closed Monday and
October to April: 11.00am-4.00pm (closed Monday and Tuesday)
Please note that we are closed during the National Holidays in Estonia.
Students and senior citizens: 2€
Family (2 adults and children): 5€
Guided excursion (pre-order only): 10€ + ticket price
Children up to 8 years, people with disabilities and holders of ICOM Card: Free
Combined tickets for the Harju County Museum and Amandus Adamson Studio Museum:
Students and senior citizens: 3€
Family (2 adults and children): 6€
Free admission days: International Museum Day - May 18, Children´s Day - June 1 (for children up to 18 years) and Birthday of the Harju County Museum - August 30.
We accept both cash and credit cards.
Groups and tours
All groups are welcome every day, though we do ask to pre-book your visit via telephone 00 372 678 1668 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audio guides are available in Estonian, English, Finnish, Russian and German and can be loaned for free at the ticket desk.
Directions and parking
A good landmark to follow is St. Michael´s Church tower. Pass the church on the right and continue towards the railway. Cross the small river bridge and in the end of Linnuse Street you will see the museum. We recommend the same route also for cyclers. The museum is a 20-30 minute walk from the train station.
If you are driving to Keila from Tallinn, choose Ülesõidu Street to cross the railway. Then turn left to Jõe Street. Turn left again in the end of Jõe Street. Cross the small river bridge and drive straight until the end of Linnuse Street where you will see the museum.
If you are arriving from Pärnu or Haapsalu, brown-white and blue-white museum signs on Tallinn-Haapsalu road will guide you until the river bridge. After crossing the bridge, follow Linnuse Street until you reach the museum.
There is a free parking for visitors coming by car. We also have cycle racks available for those cycling to the museum.
The museum is accessible to wheelchair users, with a lift and a ramp for visitors. We provide free entry for carers. We also welcome guide, hearing and assistance dogs in all areas of the museum.
Whether you are looking a space to host a conference, picnic, wedding reception, birthday dinner or business meeting, we have some exciting possibilities! Our indoor spaces, including a balcony overlooking a beautiful park and small medieval castle ruins, can accommodate up to 30 people. Rent price is 25€/h, which includes the use of projector and screen. Coffee and meals can be pre-ordered and their cost is estimated by the menu.
We also accept bookings for our lovely outdoor area. Rent price is 25€/h and includes the use of tables, benches and museum´s toilets.
For more information and bookings call 00 372 678 1668 or e-mail email@example.com.
Harju County Museum was officially founded on the 30th of August 1988, but actual work began a year later. Since the beginning, the museum has been situated in the main building the 19th century Keila manor in the middle of the Keila River Island Park. Keila manor was founded already in the 14th century and the ruins of its medieval manor house are located in the park in close proximity to the main building.
In addition to the main building in Keila, the museum also comprises the Amandus Adamson Studio Museum in Paldiski. Amandus Adamson Studio Museum is located in the summer studio of sculptor Amandus Adamson and was opened in year 2010. It has a permanent exhibition about his life and work and hosts temporary exhibitions of modern artists.
Harju County Museum collects, researches and mediates cultural heritage of Harju County in a close co-operation with other museums, organisations and local community. We curate exhibitions, publish books and organise educational events and programs for both adults and children.
The museum´s collections include historical, archaeology, archive, art, photo, geological and audio-video collection, with the photo collection being the largest with 7398 items. We still actively collect documents, photos and items that are related to Harju County. If you have any material that you think might be of interest to the museum please contact our Head of Collections Taavi Koppel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our permanent exhibition is titled Life in the Harju County and we regularly change our temporary exhibitions. Our libraries, collections and archives are open for researchers. There is also a nostalgic separate play-room for children.
Our most recent endeavour is Harju County Folk Clothes Advisory Chamber, which was founded in collaboration with the Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union and NGO Rahvarõivas in 2017. The chamber holds regular counselling sessions with professional teachers and craft samples from different parishes of Harju County.