Estonian National Museum

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Estonian National Museum

Opened in 2016, the Estonian National Museum (ERM) is an immense facility just outside the centre of Tartu that serves as both the country’s primary history museum and a cutting-edge culture/event center. The museum provides a comprehensive showcase of Estonia’s ethnographic history, displaying a large number of high-tech installations as well as artefacts from the 107-year-old institution’s collection. It is strongly recommended that event planners leave at least 1-2 hours in their schedules for guided tours of the permanent exhibitions.

The building itself is unique in design and scale. Created by Paris-based architecture firm DGT, the award-winning structure covers an area of 33,876 square meters, with a full 6,134 square meters dedicated to exhibition space. The museum sits on a 40-hectare plot of land that was originally the site of a Baltic-German manor and later served as a Soviet air base.

Conference facilities

The ERM offers seven function rooms in all, the largest of which, a lecture hall that doubles as concert and cinema hall, accommodates 250 guests. There is also a black box theatre seating up to 200 people and meeting rooms for 30 to 50 people. Lobby areas can be used for receptions for up to 500.

Event catering services are provided by the operators of the museum’s restaurant and café. All the furniture and equipment necessary for event management is available from the museum and, if necessary, additional equipment can be rented from our partners.