Kalev Marzipan Museum Room
Tallinn, Pikk tn 16, the Maiasmokk cafe house
Visiting the museum room is free. Information by telephone number 6 464 192.
The marzipan museum room gives a good overview of the history of marzipan – how the medicine made at the pharmacies during the Middle Ages became a well-known sweet. The exhibition displays approximately 200 marzipan figurines, cards and cakes, which have been made with moulds that are more than a hundred years old. At the museum, you can also observe the art of marzipan painting: an artist is constantly working in the museum, painting marzipan figurines also according to the wishes of the visitors, adding personal wishes etc.
In addition to that, the museum features information boards in Estonian, English, German and Finnish on the history of marzipan making in Tallinn. The majority of the exhibition is dedicated to Georg Stude, a Baltic German who started the marzipan making at the same location in the middle of the 19th century. The history is illustrated with photos of the old production process, historical persons, as well as the most interesting packages from the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.
At the museum room interesting stories about marzipan and its history will be told by the research fellow Otto Kubo who has been working at Kalev for 57 years. If you wish to come to listen to his stories at a specific time, we recommend agreeing on it by telephone (the telephone number of the museum room is 64 64 192).
Furthermore, the visitors can purchase handmade marzipan figurines as well as delicious assorted chocolates from the Kalev’s museum room. Additionally, gift boxes can be compiled according to your wishes and taste.