University of Tartu Museum
University of Tartu Museum
4.5
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
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Ideas Rule the World - 400 Years of University History The University of Tartu Museum gives an overview of the history of science and university education from the 17th century to the present day - come and experience the rich legacy of the University and explore its tales of science, art, astronomy, medicine and student life! The Museum is situated in the centre of Tartu on Toome Hill, the historic heart of both Tartu and the University campus. The permanent exhibition of the Museum gives an overview of the history of the University of Tartu and science. Each year a new annual exhibition is opened to visitors. The Museum's White Hall is one of the most prestigious venues in Tartu and invites you to visit its display on the history of the University of Tartu. Morgenstern Hall introduces the history of student organisations and the Museum building. The Treasury is home to the truly rare gems of the University, which have rarely, if ever, been on display. The Crazy Scientist's Office invites both young and old researchers to take part in its interactive explorations, experiments and construction workshops. The towers of Tartu Cathedral and their viewing platforms are open to visitors from spring to autumn. On the ground floor of the museum you can find the Cathedral Shop that offers different products on the tales of Toome Hill as well as the historical and contemporary scientific achievements of the University of Tartu, souvenirs, jewellery, both books and films on the history of the university as well as objects inked to the deeds of famous professors and much more. The University of Tartu Museum other branches are the University of Tartu Art Museum, the Old Observatory and the Old Anatomical Theatre (the Old Anatomical Theatre is currently closed due to renovation).
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Dr_V_Fomin
Kaunas, Lithuania46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Interesting to learn facts of history of Tartu U. We had high expectations, as friends told us this was an exciting place to visit, and that there is a room / exhibition which would draw attention of kids - the Mad Scientist room. That particular room, we were told, is a sort of "hands on science" room, but in reality it was not, and my 11 year old daughter did not find there anything interesting. In another room a VR exhibit cought my daughter's attention for 15 sec :) It was a non-interactive "look around" kind of VR.

The history / facts part of the mnuseum was fine - as expected.

The museum tower was an athletic part :) Climbing narrow medieval stair in the remrants of the old church to reach the high platform at the level of the building's top was an interersing experience. Also gave us a chance to have a panoramic view to the city.
Written 16 August 2023
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Svitlana
Tartu, Estonia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Amazing and incredibly interesting museum. The exhibition of old books is breathtaking. The old library is impressive! Highly recommend !
Written 15 March 2023
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EmskieWings
France8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The museum's spread across several floors; you can either take the stairs and climb them all, or you can take the oldest elevator in Tartu. Each floor has two different exhibitions. Some interested me more than others, but the diversity is great. I particularly loved the history of the university, but also about the church ruins. Definitely worth a visit!
Written 16 January 2023
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Kelly
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I had only seen few pictures from this place so I didn't have high expeditions. But all the staff there were super friendly, they helped and were ready to answer any questions. You go quite high when visiting it, and you get some amazing views. But also it is very fascinating museum, you see lots of interesting things about university of Tartu and the knowledge you learn. It was totally worth the visit and I would go there again! It is so modern but you can also drive with the oldest lift, which was scary but so cool!
Written 20 November 2022
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Emma M
Bristol, UK138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Really interesting museum and very detailed explanations. The museum is housed in the old cathedral / university building and the exhibitions are excellently displayed! Unfortunately a couple of rooms weren’t open when I visited but there was still plenty to visit. The university museum and the university museum of art are both €6 each to enter. This museum is definitely worth the €6 but the art museum is definitely not. If you can only visit one, definitely visit this museum!
Written 2 November 2022
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Edgar
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A place of full and rich history, ravaged by wars and people. These wall stand still and welcomes tourist, local and foreign. For a cheap ticket you can climp up to the towers and see the whole city on your paws. With landmarks and historical sights marked and explained in English a visitor can easy see and learn about the city. The towers are open during the summer season so dont be late. Once up there you see how much green is in the city. It is due to the bombing of ww2 era. Most of the city was built of wooden houses and during the war the whole city was burned down.
Written 6 November 2019
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Francis D
Montreal, Canada1,814 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
After visiting this place, we had mixed feelings.

The first part we did was visiting the old church. This was quite interesting, as the church is well kept (all things considered) and offers some interesting explanations and very nice photo ops.

The second part, the museum itself, was rather uninteresting in our opinion The exhibits on display were definitely appropriate as they were related to the university's history, but this didn't appeal to us.

We would nonetheless recommend for the old church portion.
The surrounding park is also very nice to walk in.
Written 4 September 2019
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Katelijne S
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Great place. Impressive. defenitly a place to recommend to pay a visit. We sang there and the sound is amazing!
Written 28 July 2019
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Philip P
Herentals, Belgium1,415 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
Very nice visit. Extremely child-friendly. Also temporary exhibition. Don't forget to visit the towers in the ruins for "tasting" the old "grandeur" of the original building. We had an excellent guide!
Written 10 May 2019
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Md Yani
Johor Bahru, Malaysia27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
one of the place that we need to go when coming to University of Tartu, Estonia. The place was so nice and great view
Written 3 March 2019
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