MUSEUMS

GREAT MUSEUMS TO VISIT

Estonian National Museum

Muuseumi tee 2
60532 Tartu
Phone: +372 736 3051

Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
https://www.erm.ee/en

Through the Museum’s exhibitions and events, one can take a look at Estonians’ everyday lives in different periods. Interactive displays offer hands-on experiences; it is possible to observe what an Estonian home looks like, explore Estonian cuisine and make oneself familiar with local dress, language and customs. Attention is also paid to the cultures of other nations, especially those of the Finno-Ugric peoples.

 

Science Centre AHHAA

Sadama 1, Tartu
Phone: +372 745 6789
Open: Friday-Saturday 10:00 – 20:00 / Sunday-Thursday 10:00 – 19:00
http://www.ahhaa.ee

The Ahhaa Science Centre is extremely interactive. A giant energy machine, or Newton’s apple tree, the Hoberman sphere, the adventurous elevator journey inside the Earth, mini-labs, stock market, gift shop, planetarium and many more interesting things can be found here.

19th Century Tartu City Museum

Jaani 16, Tartu

Phone: +372 736 1545, +372 5564 2066

Open: Wednesday-Sunday 11:00 – 15:00

http://linnamuuseum.tartu.ee

The 19th Century Tartu City Museum is located close to St. John’s Church, in an old and historical part of Tartu that was built up in the first half of the 18th century. The museum is housed in one of the oldest remaining wooden dwellings in the city that dates from the 1740s. The site is located in a part of the Old Town that is  surrounded by the original city fortifications. The oldest written references to buildings at this site date  from the late 16th century.  A must-visit for any history buffs!

Estonian Sports Museum

Rüütli 15 Tartu

Phone: +372 730 0750

Open: Wednesday-Sunday 11:00 – 18:00

http://www.spordimuuseum.ee

The Sports Museum permanent exhibits offer a great experience for all ages and experience levels – from children to professional athletes – that is both educational and entertaining. In addition to the traditional overview of sports history, you can also test your skills on special simulators, use the computers to find out more information, visit the cinema, take part in a virtual Olympics, have a picture taken of yourself in the company of old weightlifters, take a look at sports newspapers and listen to music from different times.

St Anthony’s Craftsmen´s Guild and Workshops

Lutsu 5, Tartu

Phone: +372 742 3823, +372 5858 8245

Open: Tuesday-Friday 12:00 – 18:00

http://www.antonius.ee

St Anthony’s Courtyard, where the activities of St Anthony’s Guild take place, is located in Jaani Quarter, the historical centre of Tartu. This is a place where art is created and admired and where genuine master craftsmen work. This is a place where history and the modern world meet.

Tartu Toy Museum

Lutsu 8, Tartu

Phone: +372 746 1777

Open: Wednesday-Sunday 11:00 – 18:00

http://www.mm.ee

The Toy Museum’s permanent exhibits display toys that children in Estonia have played with throughout the ages. Displays also include artist-made dolls, souvenir dolls from around the globe and traditional Finno-Ugric toys. The museum has both play and workshop rooms.. Alternating exhibits and children’s activities are also organized at the museum.

Tartu Art Museum

Raekoja pl 18, Tartu

Phone: +372 744 1080

Open: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00 – 18:00/ Sunday 11:00 – 18:00

http://www.tartmus.ee

The collection of paintings at the Tartu Art Museum consists mainly of Estonian art from the 20th century. There are only a few examples from the 19th century.