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.

University of Tartu Museum Wed-Sun 11-17

Old Observatory Sat 11-17

University of Tartu Art Museum Tue-Sat 11-17

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.

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Crazy Scientist's Lab

Old Observatory's Western Hall

Mummy Chamber in the art museum



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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.

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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.

Franz Joseph Ruprecht ja Alexander Postels vetikaid kogumas. Illustratsioon Postelsi ja Ruprechti teosele „Illustrationes algarum“ (Vetikate pildid). Peterburi, 1840. Koloreeritud litograafia

Research projects

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Information for the users of the collections

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