Visit to the Estonian National Museum

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The recently renewed Estonian National Museum is a gem of contemporary architecture set on a former Soviet military airfield in Tartu. The museum comes with 6,000 square metres of exhibition space, an art gallery, its own cinema, a library, a restaurant and a café.

This vast facility showcases everything about the nation’s development and what it means to be Estonian. The museum features two permanent exhibitions: Encounters, covering Estonian cultural history and everyday life from the Stone Age to today; and Echo of the Urals, tells the story of the Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic peoples.Part of the collections houses photographs and works of art, again reflecting all Estonian folklore, tradition and people. Thanks to the digital facilities, you can discover the typical Estonian house, local cuisine, lifestyles, languages, dialects and traditional clothes.

In 2018, the museum received the prestigious Kenneth Hudson Award, part of the European Museum of the Year Awards, for unusual and daring achievement.

Duration: Guided tour 1-2  hours

Location: It’s a 20-minute walk from the centre

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