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Welcome!

The Estonian National Museum doors are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Welcome!

Summer 2023 at the Estonian National Museum

When the summer heat is perhaps too much and the sun tends to burn, museums are the ones that attract. The Estonian National Museum, located only two kilometers from the center of Tartu, invites you to hide from the hot weather and explore the exhibitions from Tuesday to Sunday.

News Thursday, 25. may

Tools for increasing the social influence of a cultural institution

The Estonian National Museum participated in two international projects dealing with the needs and challenges of cultural institutions as they relate to the social impact of these institutions and their data-based decision-making. As a result of the cooperation, instruction material supporting the development of museums and cultural organisations were prepared and are now available in Estonian and English.

News Friday, 05. may

Throwaway. A collaboration exhibition

‘’Throwaway’’ is a project that unearths the hidden history of waste in Europe while simultaneously highlighting its significance as a marker of social change. Starting with the industrial revolution, ‘’Throwaway’’ brings us on a journey through wartime scarcity, the surge in post-war consumerism, and finishes with today’s insurmountable waste crisis. It displays the profound changes in how we have dealt with rubbish in bygone years, and the way we think, or don’t think about waste. By looking at the past, it makes current criticisms and the resounding calls for change relevant and meaningful. 
 

News Thursday, 27. apr

‘Once upon a Time’ fairytale exhibition to open in Tampere

The ‘Once upon a Time’ fairytale exhibition of the Estonian National Museum (ENM) is set to open at the Vapriikki Museum Centre in Tampere on 28 April. The exhibition, which proved very popular in Estonia and which was adapted for the Finnish museum by Vapriikki in cooperation with the ENM, will be open until 10 March 2024.

News Friday, 14. apr

New exhibition! Messages in a Triangle

Souvenir scarfs from Estonia’s song festivals, the Olympic Games, cities, events and institutions were valued accessories in the 20th century and reflected everyday life in Estonia during the Soviet period. They were designed by recognised artists expressing the art trends and fashions of the times. These scarfs were often also canvases for ideals of freedom, bringing messages from the free world into the grey reality of Soviet life. The exhibition "Messages in a Triangle: An Exhibition of Estonian 20th-Century Souvenir Scarfs" is open at ENM from 14th of April until 29th of October 2023.
 
News Thursday, 23. feb

New exhibition! Four Feet on the Ground. The Estonian Country Chair

The exhibition Four Feet on the Ground. The Estonian Country Chair invites visitors on a journey through the rich and multifaceted world of Estonian contry chairs. The exhibition features over 100 unique chairs, each telling a colourful story of the period in which they were made and the values deemed important by their makers.
 

News Wednesday, 15. feb

Project "Stories from Cold War Hotspots"

The European capitals of culture Bodö/Tartu 2024 launched an exciting international cooperation project "Stories from Cold War Hotspots", the Estonian National Museum is taking the lead in collecting people's stories from the days of the Raad airfield, the Aviation Museum is participating in the preservation of Estonian aviation history, the partners are museums from Germany, Denmark and Scotland, since the Cold War theme is again very relevant in Europe. Thanks to Duo Network and the Royal Norwegian Embassy, ​​who is giving the wind to the cooperation.
 

Museum is open

Exhibitions
TUE–Sun 10:00–18:00

Restaurant
TUE–SUN 10:00–18:00
NB! Reserved 28.-30.09.2023
GIFT SHOP
TUE–SUN 10:00–18:00

E-shop
open 24/7

Access to the museum from the A-entrance

Due to national holidays of 2023 the museum is closed on the following dates:

24.–26.12.2023
31.12.2023

Tickets

Full ticket14 €

Reduced 10 €

Family ticket28 €

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