Exhibitions | NUKU



In addition to the main exhibition, the museum hosts several special exhibition. The displays can be accessed with the general museum ticket during opening hours.

Exhibition One Moment

Street photography by theatre lighting technician Targo Miilimaa

The street photography exhibition “One Moment” shows unrepeated moments outside of theatre, captured by the Estonian Theatre for Young Audiences’ lighting technician Targo Miilimaa. While Miilimaa’s daily job in theatre is about using light to create images for unrepeated moments on stage, outside of theatre he captures transient moments with his camera. Every day in the street, even the most mundane one, is made of moments that are never repeated. Just like a theatre performance.

The exhibition highlights moments in the street, which the photographer himself describes as follows: “People’s lives are fast-paced and sometimes they don’t even notice everyday moments, even though it is all happening around us. I have tried to create moments that would make the viewer feel like, ‘I’ve seen it’. It is our everyday life that you pass by. I have just captured it with my camera.”

The exhibition is open in the vault of the Museum of Puppetry Arts on 07.09.-30.12.2021.

Exhibition Tiny Worlds by Rosita Raud

Rosita Raud is a theatre designer, whose career spans for over 30 years already. The special exhibition in Museum of Puppetry Arts introduces her work and creativity. Read more here.

Location: domed cellar of the museum (left from the entrance staircase)

Exhibition  Masks and Costumes from the Theatre Day Gala

On March 27, 2018 Estonian Theatre for Young Audiences theatre hosted a Theatre Day Gala, an event for a thousand theatre people where the national theatre awards are given out. For the special production 10 highly creative and powerful characters were created, showing many sides of a theatre spirit. The masks and costumes of these characters can now be viewed in the museum. 

Location: inner courtyard of the museum

Exhibition Actor's Wardrobe

An actor's wardrobe is a special place within the theatre. In the Museum of Puppetry Arts, the wardrobe of an actor hosts two best friends, Mr Anti Kobin's and Mr Taavi Tõnisson's vision of their ideal wardrobe with a chance to see their favourite puppets and costumes as well as to try out some of the actor's warm-up exercises along with them. 

Location: 1st floor