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University of Tartu Museum

Experience the special spirit of the city of Tartu and the university. The museum is in the heart of Tartu – in the cathedral on Toomemägi (Toome Hill). 

Opening hours 

May–September  October–April 
Tue–Sun 10:00–18:00  Wed–Sun 11:00–17:00 

The museum is closed on public holidays. On June 13th one exhibition hall is closed for a few minutes. Officials from the Tax and Customs Board are examining the plaster casts with a portable X-ray machine. The exhibition hall will be closed for a few minutes to ensure safety.

On request, you can arrange to visit the museum and the cathedral’s towers, with a tour guide, outside the official opening hours. In this case, tickets are double the price plus the fee for the tour guide. 

Museum tickets 

The ticket provides admission to the museum and the cathedral’s towers.


To celebrate the museum`s anniversary, from 1 May until the end of the year, you can visit The Tartu Old Observatory, The University of Tartu Art Museum, the University of Tartu Museum and the towers of the cathedral with a 10 € combo ticket that is valid for one month.

  May–September  October–April 
Adult  10 € 8 €
Discount*  8 € 6 €
Family ticket**  25 € 21 €

Tower tickets 

The ticket provides admission to the cathedral’s towers. The towers are open for visitors from May until the end of September. 

Adult  5 €
Concession*  3 €

Combo tickets 

The combo ticket provides admission to the University of Tartu Museum, the Old Observatory and the University of Tartu Art Museum. 

  May–September  October–April 
Adult  10 € 10 €
Discount*  8 € 8 €
Family ticket**  25 € 25 €


Guided tours

The price for a guided tour of the UT Museum is 40 € . Museum tickets must also be purchased for the guided tour of the building.

The price for a guided tour outside the museum is 80 € per tour.


Discount applies to pensioners, conscripts, schoolchildren, university students, seniors, holders of international student cards (ISIC Scholar, ISIC Student) or teacher cards (ITIC Teacher) and UYTC Youth Travel Card holders. 

The family ticket is valid for up to two adults and accompanying children. Free entrance for children under eight. 

  • Children up to eight years old 
  • Students of the University of Tartu 
  • Employees of the University of Tartu 
  • Employees of Estonian museums 
  • International Council of Museums (ICOM) card holders 
  • Disabled children (up to 16 years old) and those accompanying them 
  • Severely disabled people aged 16 years and older and one companion 
  • One teacher leading a student group 
  • One tour guide leading a tour group 
  • Those legally defined as repressed persons 
  • Students of Tartu Nature House
  • Owners of EMÜ membership card
  • press

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