400 years of stories from the university
University of Tartu Museum preserves the academic heritage of the university, educates and enlightens the young and old alike, and tells the history of the University of Tartu as well as the history of world science and art in a thrilling way.
Visits with children
There is a lot for curious children to discover in all three buildings of the university’s museum: the University of Tartu Museum in the cathedral; the Old Observatory; and the University of Tartu Art Museum in the main building.See more
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Learn in the museum
The University of Tartu Museum welcomes everyone who is looking to spend some quality time and to educate themselves in a variety of ways. The museum offers educational activities both formally and informally – educational programmes, guided tours, workshops, leisure programmes.Learn more
Permanent exhibition at the Old Observatory
The University of Tartu Art Museum permanent exhibition
The University of Our Lives
Crazy Scientist's Lab
Never Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
Toomkiriku saladuste kamber
Science and art
The University of Tartu Museum collects and stores materials that span the university’s four centuries of history. The collections of the University of Tartu Museum reflect the development of European university education in Estonia and highlight the importance of collections in research and teaching.