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Estonian Sports and Olympic Museum

Ruutli 15, Tartu 51007, Estonia
+372 730 0750
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Great place to visit

Young or old, alone or with family - doesn't matter, it's a great way to pass couple of hours in... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Priit T
Fantastic experience, very fun!

Spent some fun time with my friends! I especially liked commentating sports games and playing human... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Tartu, Estonia
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The Estonian Sports Museum, founded in 1963, is the largest sports museum in the Baltics. Exhibition rooms on three floors, historic cellar and specialized library just in the centre of Tartu are worth discovering. In March 2017, a new exhibition "All in!" was opened on the first floor of museum. Exhibition focuses on major ball games- basketball, football, handball and volleyball. New interactive solutions such as reaction wall and serve speed measure technology are waiting for sport fans of all ages. New museum experience includes posiibility to play football on our mini-football court as well as basketball and hanball. All historic texts are in english as well. The permanent exposition "Hortus Athleticus" (in Estonian and English) gives a thorough overview of the development of Estonian sport through various stages of history. Museum visitor meets the mileu of the age with historic awards, cups and sports equipment. Besides exhibition, the permanent exposition offers several fun but educating entertainment posibilities. The visitor can participate in virtual Olympic tour, test his/her strength on the simulators of tug-of-war and cycling, test knowledge in sports quizzes, take photos among old-time strongmen or scan QR codes for more information (first museum in Estonia that uses QRpedia). Guided tours available!
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10 Nov 2017
“Great place to visit”
10 Nov 2017
“Fantastic experience, very fun!”
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Ruutli 15, Tartu 51007, Estonia
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Young or old, alone or with family - doesn't matter, it's a great way to pass couple of hours in the centre of Tartu. Museum gives you a good overview of Estonian sports history while offering a great variety of interactive exhibitions. Also keep in...More

1  Thank Priit T
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Spent some fun time with my friends! I especially liked commentating sports games and playing human table football. Really entertaining!

1  Thank ingmarlaas
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This museum was a great find and if you are into sports it is a great way to spend an hour or so. The displays, especially the permanent exhibitions on the second floor are excellent and trace the country's rich sports history. I learned that...More

Thank skink
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to spend an hour, right in the middle of the Old Town. The exhibits from the early years of Estonia's independence show how sport came to express a sense of nationhood, while those from the Soviet era illustrate the slightly...More

1  Thank farnhamian
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I was seriously amazed that its so modern and interactive museum. Kids coult touch stuff and climb on motorcycle. And i was so happy to see olympic medals in real life. Paul Keres has its own room and of course, you can play chess there...More

1  Thank KatrinJ_est
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Really nothing too interesting if you don't care about sports in Estonia...could have some kind of games or interactive sports things for people and especially children to do

Thank jeffthecheff
Reviewed 24 March 2016

On the one hand - it's not a huge place and it won't take you much time until you start with interactive stands. On another hand - there are quite many things to see.

1  Thank Father_Aleks
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Fantastic place! You can see a lot of different and important sport's tracks,from all over the world!

1  Thank Dadafasi
Siim R, Manager at Estonian Sports and Olympic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Siim Randoja Head of Development

Reviewed 18 April 2012

This museum consists of two: entry fee allows to visit postal museum in this same building. I am not very excited about sports, but feeling some one else passion for it was a pleasant experience. Take friends, family or children with you. You must feel...More

1  Thank Pavcik
Siim R, Manager at Estonian Sports and Olympic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2012

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I am delighted to know that your visit has been a success and I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Siim Randoja Head...More

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