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Estonian Museum of Occupations

Toompea 8, Tallinn 10142, Estonia
+372 668 0250
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The setup is all wrong

The concept behind the museum is great but unfortunately it has been very poorly executed. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
United Kingdom
via mobile
Important and must-see history of Estonia

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to visit while holidaying in Tallinn as a tourist. This... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Emily W
London, United Kingdom
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This museum chronicles the years Estonia spent under Nazi and Soviet domination.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Toompea 8, Tallinn 10142, Estonia
+372 668 0250
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The concept behind the museum is great but unfortunately it has been very poorly executed. The exhibition features a series of roughly 30 minute videos and therein lies the problem. When listening to our particular video, it was almost impossible to block out the other...More

Thank Curly_Kale64
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to visit while holidaying in Tallinn as a tourist. This is an important, well presented museum of a part of history many will be unfamiliar with (I am British and knew nothing about the Estonian occupations prior...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 23 October 2017

I think the museum does a good job of capturing the timeline of Estonia's occupations. It was pretty disturbing in some areas -- mostly in the very detailed videotaped interviews of people who suffered. It was interesting and well done, and gives you a lot...More

Thank blooberry
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The Museum of Occupation (MoO) or "glass house" is situated a short walk of around 100 meters from Freedom Square (FS) as one looks at the glass cross in FS and up the slope behind it. Entry costs are about 6 Euro, 4 Euro concession,13...More

1  Thank gregoryjarosch50
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We found this small museum interesting and very useful to understand the recent history of the Estonian people. It did not have any real "wow" factor in our view but we are glad we went. The stories of individuals gave a real human perspective. The...More

Thank dccv1
Reviewed 14 October 2017

a small museum but very interesting with lots of war time exhibits and screen audio. It is also possible to get a warm drink. Very close to the old town, well worth a visit

Thank claireym50
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We only had an hour and a half in this museum and I could have spent a lot longer here. The museum gives you a good understanding of the impact that occupation has had on Estonia throughout history; in particular more recent history. As someone...More

Thank Biffro
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This is a video-based memorial using filmed testimony of witnesses to the Nazi & Soviet occupations. It is dry but informative. Each video is at least 30 mins long and there are 6 videos in total. You can fast forward or move on at your...More

1  Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Such an important period of Estonia's history, yet this place falls flat. There is nothing engaging, powerful...just shelves of some memorabilia. This was such a dark, horrifying part of history for the country and its people, but none of that comes through. Quite expensive, small...More

1  Thank AdventurousRetirees
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The museum consists of artefacts from the period of the occupations but largely consists of four 28 minute videos that need to be viewed in sequence. Could be more engagingly presented.

Thank Sayer
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