The cathedral’s Chamber of Mysteries has been open on the sixth floor of the University of Tartu Museum. Curious visitors can discover the seven mysteries of the cathedral in the Chamber of Mysteries. The exhibition has exciting discoveries for both children and adults.
The cathedral, the oldest building in the city of Tartu, is full of mysteries. There is much in its history that is no longer remembered. At the exhibition, we look for answers to mysteries that have remained unsolved for a long time. How was the cathedral built and what did it originally look like? Where did the most important relic disappear to and why was a man with a severed head buried in the Cathedral?
The Chamber of Mysteries is an exciting discovery for the youngest visitors as well as for true experts of church architecture. Visitors can assemble a model of medieval Tartu and take a peek inside the medieval cathedral using virtual reality. You can also view a brief summary of the construction history of the cathedral and test what kind of towers would suit it best. All this is part of solving the mysteries.
You can learn more about the history of the cathedral in the educational programme “Church and medieval man”, which is intended for children at lower and upper secondary level. The “Mysteries of the cathedral” programme is for preschoolers and primary-school children.
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Light and sound
Read about the accessibility of the entire building here.
Curators: Karoliina Kalda, Tiiu Kreegipuu, Mariann Raisma
Technicians: Tanel Nõmmik, Kristiina Ribelus, Anne Arus
Exhibits: Exporabbit OÜ, Blueray OÜ, Archeovision OÜ, Joanna Juhkam, Pelle Nugis
Designer: Mari Kurismaa
Graphic design: Mari Kaljuste, Maarja Roosi (UT Press)
Language editor: Hille Saluäär
Translator: Juta Ristsoo
Print: Salibar OÜ
Furniture: Riksen OÜ
Thank you: Eve Alttoa, Kaur Alttoa, Katrin Alekand, Kaur Alttoa, Jaanika Anderson, Krista Andreson, Arvi Haak, Juhan Kilumets, Mauri Kiudsoo, Joosep Kuusik, Triin Käpp, Ele Loonde, Külli Lupkin, Madis Maasing, Marlis Mallo, Martin Malve, Kersti Markus, Anu Mänd, Marge Nelk, Kerttu Palginõmm, Kadri Pärn, Anna Liisa Regensperger, Father Miguel Angel Arata Rosenthal, Krista Sarv, Anti Selart, Moonika Teemus, Kristiina Tiideberg, Kaire Tooming, Ardo Ran Varres, Raul Vaiksoo, Kristo Vaiksoo, Anton Pärnapuu OÜ, Elektrosystem OÜ, Hea Maja Pood, Põrandahunt OÜ, Regio OÜ, Wako Wärkstuba OÜ and everyone else who shared their great ideas.
The exhibition was created with support from the Estonian Ministry of Culture and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.