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Estonian Museum of Occupations

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Address: Toompea 8, Tallinn 10142, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 668 0250

This museum chronicles the years Estonia spent under Nazi and Soviet...

This museum chronicles the years Estonia spent under Nazi and Soviet domination.

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Interesting insight into the recent history of Estonia.

I am not normally one for museums, but I spent an interesting and thought provoking hour here. It was fascinating to see how Estonians were treated by Germans and Russians in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Billericay, United Kingdom
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not normally one for museums, but I spent an interesting and thought provoking hour here. It was fascinating to see how Estonians were treated by Germans and Russians in the times of the second World War to more recently. The young Estonians today know little other than Europe and the European dream but their parents and Grandparents will... More 

Thank David_B-Billericay
Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our first museum in Tallinn and was a real eye-opener. Never having lived in an occupied country, it is very difficult to imagine what it must be like. This museum has a variety of exhibits and presentations which help to bring the subject to life. Definitely worth a visit in my book.

Thank F H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff and a pretty good exhibition on display. There is a lot to read, however! So maybe not suitable for everyone! Although if you're interested in learning something new, give it a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

If you have had enough of walking around Tallinn Old Town, it is definitely worth going to to visit this museum. It covers the various occupations from 1930/1940 up to independence in 1991. Don't expect there to be too much in terms of displays - as they tell you in the introduction, it is a young museum - but pay... More 

1 Thank Carmela83
Florence, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Occupation Museum is very interesting. It show the history of the occupation by the Soviets and the hardships the people went through.

Thank Roger S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This museum disturbingly underplays the atrocities committed by the Nazis in 1941-44. This apparently to point out the Soviets as the real enemy without too much distractions. Watch for example the video on the second screen of the tour, which is concerned with WWII but hardly mentiones mass murders committed by the Germans, and features nazi propaganda images without putting... More 

Thank FDAdam
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

As museums go it certainly wasn't the best we've visited .There was too much going on at the same time i.e. about six small screens with commentary too close together making it difficult to concentrate .

Thank Mair M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Easy to locate at foot of Toompea Hill. Modern history explained by video presentations and artefacts from the last century. Perfect to while away a few hours.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I'm not a huge fan of spending days on end in museums, so this place was the perfect example of my ideal museum for me. It had just the right amount of displays and exhibits to grab my attention for a couple hours (although you could spend an entire day here if you watched every video that they show in... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I found that the museum made me think deeply. In a disturbing way, I do not understand the atrocities and dealings of people to the detriment of others just to rule over them. I do agree that we must show this to never forget and not allow it to ever happen again. Even though I can recommend it, you must... More 

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