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Estonian National Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Old russian airbase

This new museum is on the site of an old Russian airbase just outside Tartu city,which I visited... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2018
Derek W
Stansted, United Kingdom
If I could give 10 stars, I would

If you visit only one museum the whole year/season, this should be it. It's literally one of my... read more

Reviewed November 22, 2018
Budapest, Hungary
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“high tech”(3 reviews)
In Estonia’s biggest museum there’s more than ever before, and indeed more than anywhere else: more space, more stories, more information and more events. All of this provides new answers to the questions: Who are Estonians? Why are they the way...more
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Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu 60532, Estonia
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All reviews main exhibition estonian culture high tech an absolute modern building daily life awe inspiring four hours static displays swipe card fantastic building several languages large cafeteria soviet times upside down house we spent hours interesting history
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

This new museum is on the site of an old Russian airbase just outside Tartu city,which I visited in May 2018,which was only a walk away from the city centre,and houses lots of things about Estonia and it's history,and has lots of clothes,etc,on display. It...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Derek W
Reviewed November 22, 2018

If you visit only one museum the whole year/season, this should be it. It's literally one of my favourite places ever. It's more of a playground than a museum: you can touch, play, smell, hear all kinds of things related to Estonia and the Uralic...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

The museum is interesting and especially the newly built house is really something special. We spent 3 hours there.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gradues
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Went to the museum and saw as well a cool exhibition about foreigners living in Tartu and their stories. Nice to see that a lot of people were interested in the topic! I Recommend this museum a lot cause it’s perfect to learn about Estonian...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This museum is huge! Lot of information, things to see and nostalgic stuff. You can see there all the history of Estonia

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tarmo R
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Very interesting museum with lots of history, nice exhibitions, useful reading and knowledge. Location is a bit far from the centre of the town but should not be a problem while choosing the right bus. A funny Upside Down House also close to take a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

I had a spectacular experience in Estonian National Musiem! Everything- starting from the architecture, exhibitions, technics of exposure, every single deatail is thoughtful and complete! The concept and performance of the exhibitions are perfect! I could only walk through it and keep my mouth shut...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Indra V
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Such a nostalgic trip. Such a beautiful building and the history exibited there. Also a friends grandmother jaa also contriputed some wedding memorabilia so that was and added bonus.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank laurapihlas
Reviewed October 14, 2018

It is an amazing museum, starting from the very interesting building, with amazing collections of various items, 3D printed mannequins wearing traditional clothes, traditional house, sauna, etc. Also, the interactivity and the wealth of information provided by the many electronic devices, in several languages, makes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank doruc645
Reviewed October 13, 2018

I liked this museum very much and it showed how inspired with new technology estonians are. The museum is huge, so be prepared to have enough time. There are two permanent exhibitions, another telling the history of estonians and other concentrating to finno-ugrian languages. However,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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October 3, 2018|
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Response from Ritva M | Reviewed this property |
I do agreed mostly with the answer above, but it is a great pity to limit the stay for one day, specially if you are going in the summer. The ERM (Eesti Rahva Muuseum) is a very fascinating place and it is worth visiting... More
October 3, 2018|
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Response from carolsommer | Reviewed this property |
We chose to hire a car whilst in Estonia - public transport appeared to be somewhat time consuming and not as regular as we are used to in the UK. The National Museum is superb and you can easily enjoy more than half a day... More
August 15, 2018|
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Response from raagritsikas | Property representative |
Yes. Bus nr 27 takes off from the city centre (in front of the shopping centre Kvartal) and stops in front of the museum.