Author:
Sten-Ander Ojakallas

University of Tartu Museum

Come to enjoy the special spirit of Tartu and the University of Tartu. The University of Tartu Museum is located in the heart of Tartu – in the cathedral on Toome Hill – and its exhibitions present the history of the university and its research. Here, you will also find fascinating exhibits about Tartu Cathedral, the Crazy Scientist's Lab and interesting temporary exhibitions.

Opening hours 

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

The museum is closed on the public holidays. 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 ticket 

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

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

Tower ticket 

  May–September
Adult  5 €
Discount*   3 €

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

Single ticket for tree museums

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

Combined ticket provides admission to the University of Tartu Museum, the Old Observatory and the University of Tartu Art Museum. The ticket is valid for one month from the day of purchase.

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

Science, art and history

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