Ants Laikmaa (05.05.1866–19.11.1942) was one of the most colourful personalities of Estonian art, having gained prominence both as a portrait painter and a landscape artist. His favourite technique was pastel. In 1917 here, on the Tammiku Farm land in the village of Kadarpiku, Ants Laikmaa began the building of a new home. In 1932 the artist closed down his studio-school in Tallinn and moved to this parish of Taebla. His house was completed, built in a folk-romantic style, unique for Estonia at that time. In 1960 it was opened to the public as a museum, showcasing Ants Laikmaa’s studio, living and working quarters. Take a walk in the picturesque park and visit the artist’s final resting place at his home farm.
In addition to the regular visit to artist’s home and park, it is possible to book a guided tour for a group or forest-bathing for an individual visitor. Contact laikmaa(ät)salm.ee
Guided tour for groups
The tour in English takes place in Ants Laikmaa’s house and in the well-maintained park. During the excursion, the artist’s life and unique home will be introduced.
Duration: 1 hour
Price 50€ plus museum ticket 4€ for each participant
Forest-bathing for individual visitors
Forest bathing is a practice of walking in a natural environment while being concious about your surroundings. You’ll be guided on how to be mindful while walking alone through the alleys planted by artist Ants Laikmaa.
Duration: as long as you wish
Price: 8€ includes museum ticket