Vabamu Museum Of Occupations & Freedom

Vabamu Museum Of Occupations & Freedom

Vabamu Museum Of Occupations & Freedom
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Occupations, resistance, restoration, and freedom. These are the words that reflect the new permanent exhibition of Vabamu - The Museum of Occupations and Freedom. It is a compelling museum about the recent history of Estonians, human values, and the role that people and their choices play in maintaining freedom. The brand new and modern permanent exhibition of the museum offers activities and something to think about for visitors of all ages. We will take you on a journey through the recent history of Estonia that is filled with thrilling stories. At the exhibition, you will be accompanied by an e-guide, who can speak Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish, German, Spanish, and French. The e-guide will discuss the topics of the museum and provide detailed reading material about the exhibits. Between stories, you will hear authentic memories of victims, perpetrators, accomplices, freedom fighters, collaborators, rebels, etc. The museum is accessible for visitors with disabilities.
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Sarah K
7 contributions
Aug 2022
This is easily as touching as visiting the old Schindler Factory in Krakow. Though modern and interactive displays and a very informative audio guide, you bear witness to important stories about deportations, refugee life and life under a Soviet regime.

I ended up spending about 4 hours taking it all in and it was easily one of the highlights of my stay in Tallinn. It really made me reflect on the fragility of freedom.
Written 25 August 2022
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Richard M
Hampstead Norreys, UK733 contributions
Jun 2022
The museum covers the main recent times that Estonia has been occupied. Firtly by the Germans in the second world war and then by Russia as part of the USSR. There are a lot of objects that are used to tell the story which is linked to a pretty good audio tour system. There are a lot of personnal recollections which really got you into the feel of what things were like. Interesting and thought provocking.
Written 25 June 2022
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Brigitte F
Denver, CO12 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We were in the museum in summer of 2019. It was outstanding. Excellent summary of the Estonian experience of the Soviet occupation. Lots of history we had not previously heard and very eye-opening. The interactive installation on your views of the "best" government was really interesting at the end. The glimpses into culture during the occupation was fascinating. Really well done. Highlight of our visit to Talinn.
Written 15 June 2022
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Csilla L
Cloasterf, Romania2 contributions
Oct 2021
Not for rushing travellers, but definitely worth giving you an hour/ two for yourself to think about what freedom means. Mostly built on personal experience of people who really suffered from oppression, occupation and value freedom a lot. And they want you to think about your freedom. The dark stories of oppression are carefully balanced by great design, and a very relaxing audio guide voice. I highly appreciated that their is a "lighter" version of the audio guide for kids.
Written 28 October 2021
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Guy M
Durham, NC2 contributions
Sep 2021
The new version of this museum lost too much in the transition. Gone are the detailed exhibits of artifacts that I enjoyed on my last visit. I was told they are not digitally archived, so they are lost in the basement somewhere.
The new look is open and airy and communicates a sense of freedom, but the large installation of the man and woman circling around did not communicate anything to me.
I enjoyed the interactivity of the decisions creating free countries from occupied areas, but failed to manage the technology to hear all the interviews.
The ones I heard were compelling but I wish that more of the old exhibits were available. A tragic loss really; it's like the museum was occupied, and they were sent to Siberia.
Written 2 October 2021
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costas
Thessaloniki, Greece93 contributions
Aug 2021
This is the real history of the last 100 years and it shows what the people of Estonia have been through. Humbling experience.
Written 18 September 2021
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Riga, Latvia4 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We like our visit in museum. The visit was interesting and it was easy to understand complex Estonian history of 20th century.
Written 30 June 2021
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qferryman
South Queensferry, UK74 contributions
Aug 2020
The museum is a five minute walk from Freedom Square. It houses a collection of recorded histories of people brutalised by the Nazis and the Soviets. You are given SMARTphones at the entrance and follow a series of pictures around the museum. The SMART phone automatically picks up the picture and provides anecdotes of the people. Many stories are interesting , but there is very little sense of what Estonia in general was like and after a while it became repetitive. The fact we were the only two visible visitors suggests not many people are beating a path to the museum and I left feeling the concept is a good idea, but needs further developed.
Written 6 September 2020
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Nikolaus K
Arlesheim, Switzerland191 contributions
Jul 2020
Take your time and go there. Use at least two hours to spend there. You will and can understand about the Estonians in two hours more than without the museum in some days.

Personal items are touching, personal stories are told, and you understand the history beween 1940 until 2000.

Technincally brilliant, uniquie and a "must" when you go to Tallinn

I would recommend that to everybody
Written 3 July 2020
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Monckeynuts
West Sussex65 contributions
Feb 2020
We spent a good hour and a half wandering around the museum listening to the guided tour on individual headphones. Very moving tour with interactive displays.. There are cloakrooms and lockers for you to store your coats and bags in to save carrying them around. Clean and tidy toilets. Do take the time to visit the museum as there is so much to learn of the Occupation of these resilient people.
Written 1 March 2020
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