The museums recount the history of Tartu to anyone interested. All of the museums focus on different periods in the city’s history. The museum buildings and locations are of historic value and complement their fields of specialisation.

Tartu City History Museums is an umbrella organisation comprising five museums of equal importance:

  • Tartu City Museum
  • Song Festival Museum
  • KGB Cells Museum
  • Oskar Luts Home Museum
  • 19th-century Tartu Citizen’s Home Museum

Come and experience the history of Tartu through our exhibitions, tours and events!

All exhibitions
Tartu City MuseumNäitus

Washing Machine Made of Beetroot: Resourcefulness in the City

24 April 2024

The exhibition is open from 24.04.2024 until 29.12.2024. At the exhibition in the Tartu City Museum, you can witness the…

Tartu City MuseumNäitus

Reincarnation of Downtown. Life Before the Cultural Centre

15 April 2024

Over the centuries, the heart of Tartu has repeatedly crumbled to dust and been reborn again and again. Before the…...

19th-century Tartu Citizen’s Home MuseumNäitus

Lembela 100

15 April 2024

The exhibition opens the door to the world of the female corporation From May 2 to June 20, the 19th-century…