Vabamu Museum Of Occupations & Freedom

Vabamu Museum Of Occupations & Freedom, Tallinn: Hours, Address, Vabamu Museum Of Occupations & Freedom Reviews: 4/5

Vabamu Museum Of Occupations & Freedom

Vabamu Museum Of Occupations & Freedom
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11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
About
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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Guy M
Durham, NC2 contributions
Baby Gone with Bathwater
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, Greece60 contributions
Unforgettable
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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May
Riga, Latvia4 contributions
Estonian history
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
Good idea, but doesn't quite gel
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, Switzerland177 contributions
If you want to understand, go there.
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 Sussex64 contributions
Interesting and very educational
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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Maxtrap
Seattle, WA190 contributions
Eyewitness accounts done in first-rate fashion
Feb 2020 • Couples
We really felt good about visiting this museum. It is small, and will not tax your feet too much. There are plenty of places to sit, lockers for coats and bags, and a clean restroom. The entrance fee was not cheap, but we felt we received more than we paid for. Think of it as an investment in a future of more freedom and less totalitarianism. The stories of the eye witnesses and the experiences of one of the benefactors are all moving, and should never be forgotten. If I were King, museums visits like this would be a requirement to vote. (Note: to date, there have been zero requests for me to be King). This museum is a good break from standard “old stuff” museum displays. Great for kids, especially self-absorbed teenagers, to see. Some good books for purchase, we bought two in English.
Written 9 February 2020
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Jondoe
6 contributions
Genuinely amazing.
Jan 2020
Phenomenal compact museum stuffed with information. Came away educated, informed, thoughtful. Will go again on my next visit - there's a huge amount to take in.
Written 21 January 2020
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Tyrone321
Crail, UK232 contributions
Well presented history lesson
Jan 2020
Allow 2 hours to get the most from this museum. Good use of personal accounts of Estonia's harrowing past.
Written 15 January 2020
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ristosan
Espoo, Finland301 contributions
Really impressive and touching experience, a must in Tallinn
Jan 2020 • Couples
Really impressive and touching experience to look, read and listen to stories of individual Estonians and their suffering during the Soviet occupations, and the nazi one as well. Great use of audiovisual tools really worked to an advantage. We really enjoyed the visit, and heartily recommend it. It is a must in Tallinn.
Written 5 January 2020
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