University of Tartu Museum

  Lossi 25      +372 737 56 74     01 May 2023
One of three branches of the university’s museum (along with Art Museum and Old Observatory), this division housed in the city’s famous Tartu Cathedral and chronicles the history of the university from its founding in 1632 to the present day, as well as the building’s history. The well-presented collection includes the fascinating University Treasury, Morgernstern Hall and Parrot’s office, bringing the story of the institution to life. ‘The Crazy Scientist’s Office' with many hands-on attractions and interactive fun, will intrigue little ones. From May through September, the same ticket will allow visitors to climb the cathedral towers for some great city views. On November 17, the museum opens a new exhibition “Art or Science” that offers in-depth insight into the relationship between art and science in Estonia. The main focus of the display is on the visualisation of natural sciences and medicine in the 19th and early 20th centuriess, an era in which these disciplines were closely intertwined with racial theories and colonialism. Images, like the history of knowledge in general, are inextricably connected with power.


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From May to September open 10:00-18:00, closed Mon. From October to April open 11:00-17:00, closed Mon, Tue. Cathedral towers' viewing platforms are open from May till September, Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00.

Price/Additional Info

The admission fee is €10 from May to September and €8 from October to April. There is a joint ticket available for the University of Tartu Museum, Old Observatory, and University of Tartu Art Museum for €15. Special price for the joint ticket from May until the end of the year 2023 is €10. More information about the tickets can be found on the website.


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