Museums

Exhibition House of the Estonian National Museum
The Exhibition House of the ENM welcomes all visitors to the permanent exhibition called “Estonia, Land, People, Culture”. The whole-European exhibition “Taste of Europe” remains open till the end of September.
The Exhibition House is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 11.00–18.00
Location: J.Kuperjanovi Street 9

KGB Cells Museum
The KGB Cells Museum is located in the building which between 1940 and 1950 housed the headquarters of the Southern-Estonian Department of KGB. The exhibition introduces the daily operation of a KGB office and provides more general information on crimes of communist occupation. Visitors also have a chance to enter the cells where political prisoners were actually held.
The KGB Cells Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00–16.00
Location: Riia 15b

Tartu Art Museum
The leaning building which houses the Tartu Art Museum already reveals the uniqueness of the museum. The museum displays its permanent exhibition of Estonian art and smaller temporary exhibitions of Estonian classics as well as art students.
The Tartu Art Museum is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 12.00–18.00, and on Sunday, 11.00–18.00
Location: Town Hall Square 18

Tartu Toy Museum
The Toy Museum offers a journey through history together with dolls and toys. For the smaller family members, there is also a playroom. The museum arranges events and workshops where participants can make toys themselves.
The Toy Museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11.00-18.00
Location: Lutsu 8

University of Tartu Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Gardens are especially lovely in spring and summer when flowers are all in full bloom. In winter, exciting plants can be admired in the greenhouses. When weather allows, the gardens are a nice place for having a picnic.
The Botanical Gardens are open daily, 7.00–19.00 (in summer, 7.00–21.00), greenhouses 10.00–17.00
Location: Lai Sreet 38

A.Le Coq Beer Museum
The museum offers a possibility to experience the history of beer, brewing methods and Estonian beer culture. There are more than 2,000 items displayed in the museum that tell you the story of beer from the ancient-Egyptian beer culture to the present day.
Guided tours on Thursdays at 14.00 and Saturdays at 10.00, 12.00 and 14.00
Location: A.LeCoq Brewery, entrance to museum from Laulupeo Street

Old Anatomical Theatre
Having served the students of the Tartu University Faculty of Medicine up to 1999, the Old Anatomical Theatre is one of the gloomiest places in Tartu. Visitors are offered an exhibition of the history of medicine, displaying in glass jars and showcases the historical medical collections of the university, and the exhibition “200 years of the Old Anatomical Theatre”.
The Old Anatomical Theatre is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00–17.00
Location: Lossi Street 38

University of Tartu Natural History Museum
The permanent exhibitions of the Natural History Museum introduce the diverse aspects of nature by displaying various rocks and fossils, plants and animals not only from Estonia.
The UT Natural History Museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00–16.00
Location: Vanemuise Street 46

University of Tartu History Museum
The UT History Museum, located on Toome Hill, introduces the history of science and university education from the 17th century to the present day. The museum offers the public a permanent exhibition and different special exhibitions. From spring to autumn, visitors can enjoy a magnificent view of the city from the viewing platform situated on the top of the preserved bases of the cathedral’s towers.
The UT History Museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11.00–17.00
Location: Lossi Street 25