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University of Tartu Museum

Lossi 25, Tartu 51003, Estonia
+372 737 5674
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Good place to get to know about the University of Tartu

If you visit Tartu, it's a must to visit the University Museum at Toomemägi! The building is... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
jaakkoppel66
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Tartu, Estonia
Nice to visit, nice to climb

Set in some pretty parkland close to the Old City, on a hill, this ruined Church and museum are... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
timisaacson
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Tartu, Estonia
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Ideas Rule the World - 400 Years of University History The University of Tartu Museum gives an overview of the history of science and university education from the 17th century to the present day - come and experience the rich legacy of the University and explore its tales of science, art, astronomy, medicine and student life! The Museum is situated in the centre of Tartu on Toome Hill, the historic heart of both Tartu and the University campus. The permanent exhibition of the Museum gives an overview of the history of the University of Tartu and science. Each year a new annual exhibition is opened to visitors. The Museum's White Hall is one of the most prestigious venues in Tartu and invites you to visit its display on the history of the University of Tartu. Morgenstern Hall introduces the history of student organisations and the Museum building. The Treasury is home to the truly rare gems of the University, which have rarely, if ever, been on display. The Crazy Scientist's Office invites both young and old researchers to take part in its interactive explorations, experiments and construction workshops. The towers of Tartu Cathedral and their viewing platforms are open to visitors from spring to autumn. On the ground floor of the museum you can find the Cathedral Shop that offers different products on the tales of Toome Hill as well as the historical and contemporary scientific achievements of the University of Tartu, souvenirs, jewellery, both books and films on the history of the university as well as objects inked to the deeds of famous professors and much more. The University of Tartu Museum other branches are the University of Tartu Art Museum, the Old Observatory and the Old Anatomical Theatre (the Old Anatomical Theatre is currently closed due to renovation).
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Lossi 25, Tartu 51003, Estonia
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

If you visit Tartu, it's a must to visit the University Museum at Toomemägi! The building is impressive, it use to be biggest church in the Baltics!

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Set in some pretty parkland close to the Old City, on a hill, this ruined Church and museum are very picturesque. Nice to wander around and perfectas part of a bike ride see guide tour.

Thank timisaacson
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Museum of University of Tartu is located inside the ruins of mediaeval cathedral. Altar place of this magnificent building is transformed in 19th century in Museum in neo-gothic style. Entrance fee is 4 euros and on different floors you could find very different exhibitions. There...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

The museum contains a fascinating collection of exhibits, which are displayed on different levels. Don't forget to visit the ruins of the cathedral. It is an interesting climb up the wooden steps!

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The ruins of the old cathedral on top of Toome hill are worth a look themselves, but the University museum adds some more value. While only a very small part of their collection is on display, each exhibitted piece tells a story or tries to...More

1  Thank Kala P
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Learning about a lot of interesting new facts and people, related to Tartu, who made important discoveries

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Having climbed the hill and admired the ruins of the old cathedral we were disappointed with the limited amount of material on display at the museum. Some thought and expense has gone into the way it is all displayed.

Thank BobandJosie
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

We have walked from a little aside and had to climb on a hill. But it is also accessible by car or tourist bus from other side. I thought it will be standard ruins or museum. Well it was a little different - lets say...More

Thank BoWu
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

The museum has a lot of exhibits of various content. But the children liked the old elevator most of all, which you can ride. I also recommend climbing to the observation deck (you need to buy a separate ticket).

Thank Brandon A
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Be sure to visit this amazing historical site. You will develop a great sense of estonian contributions to science and the nobel prize winners/famous people who have attended. The museum giftshop is actually where you buy tickets to the attraction, with very friendly and socialblr...More

1  Thank Allonius
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