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Estonian National Museum

Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu 60532, Estonia
+372 736 3077
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Great place to learn of estonian history

Estonian national museum is impressive already by its look when you approach it. Inside is enough... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Klaus K
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Great experience

Absolutely great museum - really modern and talks about everyday life of Estonian people. Worth... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rosita G
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The Estonian National Museum is located in Tartu and its activities cover many places in the city. The museum has its main building, an exhibition house, the Postal Museum and the Raadi Manor complex at its disposal. There are plans to have all these under the same roof in the future. The museum was founded in 1909 and dedicated to the memory of our biggest collector of old items Jakob Hurt in order to maintain his heritage. It was named the Estonian National Museum. The plans of the founders were so extensive that the new museum could have easily be called the Estonian Museum (cf. British Museum, Russian Museum).
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu 60532, Estonia
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"estonian culture"
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"static displays"
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"fantastic building"
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"large cafeteria"
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"modern technology"
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"upside down house"
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"big building"
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"definitely worth the visit"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Estonian national museum is impressive already by its look when you approach it. Inside is enough information to learn digest for half a day. It is also designed very much up to contemporary requirements. Interactive parts and customised panels - language vise - make going...More

Thank Klaus K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely great museum - really modern and talks about everyday life of Estonian people. Worth visiting once you are in Estonia (or in neighboring countries).

Thank Rosita G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with my wife particularly to Tartto for the first to see the new Estonian National Museum. It is in many ways a very beautiful complex. The building itself is modern and flexible for changes, the things inside from the Estonian history are fantastically...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This new museum is a walking distance (30 minutes) from Tartu center (old town) and in a spectacular building and worth a visit juusto see the building itself. The exhibition itself is interesting but atleast for a first time visitor it is somewhat difficult to...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We spent few hours slowly going through the exhibition. To start, the buiding is great for the location; the ex Soviet airbase. The exhibition itself is good, done with some very good hi-tech points, like nfs translations for texts and big touch screen illustrations. Definitely...More

1  Thank Timo S
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Striking architecture, great content. The new Estonia on a grand scale - WOW!- with the upside down house close by. This location is a must do experience in Tartu - taxi, bus or a decent walk across the river.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We visited the temporary (I think?) folk dress exhibition where we were shown traditional clothings from all over Estonia, with Swedish influence along the coast and Russian influence along the eastern border. Beautiful clothings. The permanent exhibition was displayed in a creative way and it...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

A brand new building high on one end and lower on the other end. This is where the president met dignitaries at V100. A beautiful arrayed collection of Estonian life and history. Audio equipment to aid in foreign languages. Interactive machines, videos, movies, library, sales...More

Thank Helen D
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Here you can find some information about Estonian history. Permanent exhibition "Echo of the Urals" is very interesting!

Thank Laas V
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

The museum has only been open for 18 months at the time of writing and is cutting edge in terms of displays and technology. What I really appreciated as a non Estonian speaker was the swipe card which allowed all the story boards on each...More

Thank Bruce M
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Response from Terje L | Reviewed this property |
it is interactive; interesting for 6 years old, and maybe the smalller one is just happy to spend time together with the family
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