University of Tartu Museum
University of Tartu Museum
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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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Edgar
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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, Canada1,928 contributions
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
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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, Belgium1,103 contributions
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
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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Helen
London, UK124 contributions
Business
Staff are friendly, multi lingual and well informed. Our tour was exciting and well managed. Exhibites are up to date and informative. Especially great for kids.
Written 17 December 2018
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George
Nicosia, Cyprus1,929 contributions
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Nice view of the Tartu Cathedral which is one of the biggest churches in Estonia and with it's impressive towers - don't forget to visit the museum.
Written 14 September 2018
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Karhuvaari
Tuusula, Finland93 contributions
Couples
University of Tartu Museum is in the middle of nice park. Did not go up the tower, but ruins itself looks great. Park is open 24/7.
Written 30 August 2018
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Pikkuaalto
Helsinki, Finland96 contributions
Solo
This museum is great for anyone interested in the history of Tartu University or the history of science. There was one floor focused on natural science, one room for kids to experiment, one section on the history of Tartu and the impact of the Reformation, for example, one floor on the history of the university itself and a temporary exhibition on crime and punishment. The ticket (5€) also allows you to go to the Cathedral tower, but I didn't have time to go up.
Written 28 July 2018
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jaakkoppel66
Tartu, Estonia3 contributions
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If you visit Tartu, it's a must to visit the University Museum at Toomemägi! The building is impressive, it use to be biggest church in the Baltics!
Written 26 April 2018
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