Collections and research

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.

Collection activities are especially geared towards scientific equipment developed on site and the scientific ideas behind them. The collections of the University of Tartu Museum form part of the national collections of Estonian cultural history.  

Learn more about the collections

The museum’s collections can be accessed through the Information System of Estonian Museums. Select TÜ muuseum or TÜ kunstimuuseum on the museum collections page.

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Muuseumiöö 2023

Museum Night 2023: "Movement in the Night"

Mis on valgus?

What Is Light? Professor Georg Friedrich Parrot’s Physics Lab

Tartu toomkiriku valgustuse ideekonkursi võidutöö "Koit ja Hämarik"

Winner of the Tartu Cathedral lighting design competition announced