Estonian National Museum
The largest museum in Estonia has more of everything and more than ever: space, stories, knowledge, events. The exhibition area of the museum building covers more than 6,000 square meters. In addition to the exhibition area, there is also a cinema and conference room, a black box theatre, a cafeteria, a restaurant and a museum shop.
ENM is open on Tuesday and Thursday to Sunday 10am–6pm and on Wednesday 10am–8pm
Location: Muuseumi tee 2
KGB Cells Museum is located in the building that in the 1940s and 1950s housed the South Estonian centre of the KGB. The exhibition shows the daily operation of this institution but also gives an overview of the crimes of communism in general. You can step into the actual cells where political prisoners were held.
KGB Cells Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 11am–5pm
Location: Riia 15b
Tartu Art Museum
The singularity of Tartu Art Museum is apparent already from its unique tilted building. Art lovers can enjoy a permanent exhibition but also smaller exhibitions by Estonian classics as well as art students.
Tartu Art Museum is open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 11am–6pm and on Thursday 11am–9pm
Location: Raekoja plats 18
Tartu Toy Museum
The dolls and toys at the Toy Museum take the visitor on a journey through history. For the smallest members of the family, the museum has a playroom. Tartu Toy Museum also hosts various events and workshops for making toys.
Tartu Toy Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday 11am–6pm
Location: Lutsu 8
University of Tartu Botanical Garden
The botanical garden is especially beautiful in spring and summer when all flowers are in bloom. During the winter season, visitors can explore the greenhouses which are full of exciting plants. When the weather is fine, the botanical garden is a beautiful place for picnics.
The botanical garden is open every day 7am–7pm (in the summer 7am–9pm), greenhouses 10am–5pm
Location: Lai 38
Le Coq Beer Museum
Immerse yourself in the history, the brewing methods and the culture of beer. A. Le Coq Beer Museum houses about 2,000 exhibits, which tell the story of beer from the beer culture of ancient Egypt up to today.
Guided tours are held on Thursdays at 2 pm and on Saturdays at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm
Location: A. Le Coq Brewery, entrance from Laulupeo Street
University of Tartu Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum has permanent exhibitions with objects from both the animate and inanimate nature. The museum displays various rocks and fossils from here and elsewhere as well as various animals.
The UT Natural History Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am–6pm
Location: Vanemuise 46
University of Tartu History Museum
The UT History Museum located on Toome Hill presents the history of science and the university from the 17th century up to today. A permanent exhibition is open to visitors as well as various other exhibitions. From spring to autumn, visitors can visit the towers of Tartu Cathedral, there is a viewing platform on top of the preserved part.
UT History Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am–6pm
Location: Lossi 25