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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Kunst või teadus

Art or Science 


Sound installation “Echo of Time”


Creativity². Researchers of the University of Tartu and their artistic hobbies.