University of Tartu Museum Tue–Sun 10-18. This summer, the museum is open on Thursdays until 20:24.

Tartu Old Observatory Tue–Sun 10-18

University of Tartu Art Museum Tue–Sun 10-18

Tartu Ülikooli muuseum

University of Tartu Museum and four other museums are open until 20:24 on Thursdays

Tartu tähetorn

The exhibition „Two Boys who Dreamed of Stars. Struve, Fraunhofer and the 200-Year-Old Telescope"


University of Tartu Museum opens ‘Lifesaver’ installation on Toomemägi

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.

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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

Tartu Ülikooli muuseumi kogud

Information for the users of the collections

Tartu Ülikooli muuseumi väljaanded


Camino project

European universities launch a cultural cooperation project, CAMINO, to celebrate 20 years of EU membership