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- We went to see 2 art exhibitions there, but took a time to look also on the main exhibition. Very interactive, but not so easy discover. Found several interesting things, I did not know. As it included also some more modern times, got some nostalgic memories.
Don't miss the lunch in the cafeteria. One of the best lunches in Tartu. Impressive menu.Written 31 July 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- My wife and I stopped here without a reservation and were able to take a guided tour with an English speaking guide. The tour was very good and gave us a good understanding of the paper making process as well as the history of printing. The tour took about an hour and the guide was excellent.
Parking was a little confusing. We were able to park in front of the place without any problem,Written 1 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It will definitely be interesting for parents to look for their toys.
Hopefully the whole thing will increase even more, because I didn't find any of my dolls, probably the selection of dolls was quite large back then.
The child had also interesting time there, he thought that the children back of the old times had more interesting games.
I would invite everyone who has old toys at home to donate them to the museum. There were also newer toys and playrooms for smaller ones which are a good idea.Written 17 August 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A. Le Coq Beer Museum has gone trough a full renovation process and is now called experience centre Beer World.
A visit to the Beer World is an amazing trip through time, which takes you back more than 12,000 years to the roots of beer culture. During the exciting and interactive journey, you can enjoy authentic experiences, aromas and tastes, and listen to fascinating legends and memories. You will gain new knowledge of beer history and beer types, see interesting equipment and one of the oldest preserved beers in the world. The journey introduces the proud history of A. Le Coq that dates back more than 200 years alongside the history of beer city Tartu. During your visit, you will also learn how beer was made in the past and how it is brewed today.Written 7 April 2022
- 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
- I recommend to visit if you are interested in aviation, airplanes, aircrafts, missles, military. The exhibition area is very nice (incl an observation tower) and clean but not too big. Most of exhibition is under roofs thus rain does not matter. Info-stands about aviation history from pre-Wright brothers till nowadays (incl a lot of focus to military) are very interesting and well organised. You would need a couple of hours just for infostands. Mostly there are military airplanes (from many different countries like Soviet Union, USA, UK etc) and I can not remember if the number is ca 20 or something. Also some radars and missles (this was really interesting) from military and also one T-34 tank (if I remember it right; Soviet's No 1 tank at WW II). In addition one TU-134 and some smaller non-military airplanes and aircrafts. Also exhibition of airplane engines was really cool. P.S. It is a private museum but ticket prices were very reasonable also.Written 18 July 2020
- It was better than expected. My kids were there few years ago and were not excited. So, I had low expectations. In reality this small paleontology museum was very interesting and eye widening about the development of Estonian region many thousands year ago. I liked the second floor more than 1st.Written 31 July 2022
- The museum is set in a building basement where the KGB held “political” prisoners. I have been there twice. Last time with my family. Our 12 yo was very excited but the place was a bit scarry for our 9yo (att: spoiler follows)... especially when the sounds of voices and prisoner screams suddenly start when you cross through the back corridor. Overall, a very thoughtful experience that helps reminding us of our unfortunate and not so distant history.Written 28 July 2019
- A wonderful museum in the heart of Tartu. Definitely worth a visit - lots of activities for both children and grown-ups. The exhibitions were mostly interactive and are interesting even for those who aren't that interested in Estonian sports history. We spent 1,5-2 hours at the museum and we would definitely come back!Written 25 August 2022
- Very interesting place about everyday life of Tartu citizen in early 19th century but also very small. There are only few rooms. It looks like that there lived only one person, there are only one small bedroom with single bed. However, it is interesting to find about the way of life in that time. You could see Biedermeier furniture, kitchen and few paintings on the way. There is also one parrot in the cage as well. Entrance fee is 4 euros.Written 1 November 2017
- The Old Anatomical Theatre besides it;s history is a beautiful building in a nice park above the city.Written 14 September 2018
- Artifacts from the lives of Old Believers - embroidery, tools, dishes, furniture with a large house heater/stove in the middle.Written 2 August 2018
- This museum displays mostly plaster copies of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures from other museums.So, there you could see Discobolus, Venus, Laocoon with sons and many other. Chamber of mummies has 2 egyptian mummies and there are also one room with painitings where are usually temporary exhibitions. You could also visit Aula and Students Lock-up room in the attic. Entrance fee is 4 euros.Written 1 November 2017
- The lay of the land and a little judicious landscaping enabled the Baltic-German designers of Raadi 'mõis ja park' (manor-house and park) to site the house on the lip of a plateau. Behind the house lay the formal gardens of the Upper Park. In front of the house is a one terraced slope, replete with a rotunda pavilion overlooking the lake and the multiple-varieties of trees that comprise the planted Lower Park.
The park, and the ruins of the house - it was destroyed in 1944 - is open from 07.00-22.00.
In the Lower Park - outside the lower entrance gate and thus access is unrestricted - is a unique type of war memorial - one that does not have a formal name and thus no formal link to any particular conflict.
This is a Soviet Red Army memorial to soldiers who were killed during 'The Great Patriotic War. The presence of 24 'un-named' burial plaques infers an essence of the notion of the 'unknown soldier' on the site.
Tartu Municipal Council have erected a multi-lingual information board that acknowledges the memorial without conferring a name other than referring to the 'Raadi Memorial' and refutes the wording referring to 'soldiers of all nations' engraved on the memorial.Written 7 July 2015
- We inquired where this museum was at local tourist info. After walking there discovered it was not open. Our hotel receptionist checked this for us and it is apparently closed until end of July.Written 12 July 2016
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