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Estonian Museum of Occupations

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Address: Toompea 8, Tallinn 10142, Estonia
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+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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A good place to visit on a sunny morning, especially if you suffer from hangover and nostalgy. Fairly priced, interesting things to see from the Soviet past

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A brilliant collection of things that Estonians had to survive during the Soviet Occupation. From abandoned luggage to Stasi paraphenalia, this museum is a testament to the strong will citizens of a strong people.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good place to visit on a sunny morning, especially if you suffer from hangover and nostalgy. Fairly priced, interesting things to see from the Soviet past

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a very interesting museum - the videos are very long but probably more interesting than the actual museum items.

Thank MareeandPeter
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had visited this museum thinking it would be a lovely tale about all the different occupations in Estonia, but alas it was in fact a museum about how Estonia has been occupied by Russia and Nazi Germany! It was incredibly interesting, with lots of exhibits to see and read about, but it could have benefitted from more space due... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

You make your way through the museum watching a sequence of videos. Each is very interesting and tells the history of the German and Soviet occupation in Estonia. The videos are set up side by side so it can be distracting with the noise coming from other videos. Regardless it is a very informative museum and well worth a visit.

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Cambridge, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

In a way the most interesting parts were the 28-minute (on average) videos that told the story of the occupations of the 20th century -- Russian, Nazi, then Russian again. I learned a lot from the videos, more than from the items displayed. If you go, don't miss going to see the "rest rooms" (WC) -- you'll find you have... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The museum is down the Tompea hill and a little off in its location, yet not far away. It's very small with lots of things, making it difficult to sort through it all. Downstairs there's a feeling of a bunker or shelter, quite chilling. It's not one of the better museums depicting the occupation and hardly any information written in... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This museum is very informative and educational. It involves a lot of reading and features several historical movies. There are folding chairs available so that you don't need to stand the entire time you watch the movies. It's small, but we enjoyed it and learned a lot.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Gave a really informative tour of the various era's of Estonian Occupation and suppression. There are numerous artefacts. But most importantly are the videos playing interesting historical accounts. Entry fee is 6 euros.

Thank gastronaut_11
Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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 

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