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Modern museum, interesting exhibition.

One day of our International Poetry Festival we always spend here. Poets from different countries... read more

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I loved the IT used in this museum.

This museum is in easy reach of the centre - by no. 7 bus or a 25 minute walk. The building is HUGE... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting und multisided museum into Estonian history and culture, more recent and ancient, as well. Nice architecture.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibition is huge. It takes easily three hours to go throuhg the museum. The building itself is interesting as is the location of the museum. It’s build on a Soviet era military airstrip.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

Two permanent exhibits. One is on the various small Finno-Ugric subgroups, including Estonians and (I did not know this) Sami (sometimes called Lapps). The other is post-independence Estonia, including the Soviet occupation. Estonia will remind you often about the Soviet period.

Forty minute walk from downtown.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank drlaz
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Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

A 20min walk away to the east of the center of Tartu you will find the Estonian National Museum. It is located on the old Raadi airfield and was opened in fall 2016. It has a wonderful collection of Estonian historical treasures and covers the history of the Estonian people and nation. You will also find an exhibition of the Finno-Ugric people, their histories and cultures.
The building is large, modern and uses modern technology to allow visitors to read about items in Estonia, Finnish or English via their entrance ticket.
The items are beautifully laid out and displayed and makes for a great experience.
The restaurant is large and comfortable, with a delicious and inexpensive buffet.
Walk along Roosi street to or from the center for a look at some old and new Estonian homes.
You will not be disappointed.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank senojt358
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

The museum is quite new. The excellent experience starts with the architecture of the building. The roof is sloping- higher at the entrance and lower at the other side. Glass and steel dominate the walls- a little similar to the architecture of the Museum of Jews in Poland.

The museum not only show the things fron different times, but also the history of the nation. Of particular interest is the Russian era, the moments of re-indepence and the first years of new Estonia.

The museum things are shown mainly in plastic cylinders with sloping shelves. To me this was really innovative. In addition, you can read the texts with many languages just by pointing your ticket logo the the reader.

There is a lot video and other advance media available in the museum. The Estonians have really thought through everything when building and equipping the museum.

Date of experience: June 2019
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