Tartu City Museum

Open 11:00-18:00 Wednesday-Saturday.


New Year’s Day | 1 January (open 11:00-15:00 on 31 December)
Independence Day | 24 February (open 11:00-15:00 on 23 February)
Good Friday & Easter Sunday
Pentecost (last Sunday in May)
May Day | 1 May
Victory Day and Midsummer’s Day | 23 & 24 June (open 11:00-15:00 on 22 June)
Day of Restoration of Independence | 20 August
Christmas holidays | 24-26 December (open 11:00-15:00 on 23 December)

How to reach the museum

Tartu City Museum is located at 23 Narva Highway, just 500 metres from Town Hall Square.

Pram and wheelchair access is available via the courtyard entrance.

On foot: From Town Hall Square, move towards the river. Cross the bridge and the road on the other side. In front of you, you’ll see a beige-coloured building: this is where Tartu City Museum is located.

By bus: There are two bus stops close to the museum: ‘Linnamuuseum’ (buses 4, 8 and 21) and ‘Atlantis’ (buses 1, 2, 4, 8, 21 and 22).

By car (from the city centre): From the Kaubamaja department store, drive past the Tasku shopping centre and over Võidu Bridge. Turn right before reaching the Konsum supermarket. Park in the museum’s courtyard on your right. Parking is free for visitors.

 PriceDiscounted tickets (children, students & pensioners)Family tickets (up to 2 adults and their underage children)
Regular tickets5 €3 €10 €
Combination tickets (admission to all Tartu City History Museums15 €8 €25 €
  • Pre-schoolers
  • Students from general education schools and the Vocational Education Centre in Tartu and those accompanying them for educational purposes
  • Honorary citizens of Tartu
  • Conscripts serving in the Estonian Defence Forces
  • Disabled people up to the age of 16 and their carers
  • The severely disabled and their carers
  • Victims of unlawful oppression
  • Members of ICOM and the Estonian Museum Association (membership card required)
  • Employees of Estonian museums (proof of employment required)
  • Journalists (press pass required)

Free admission to all on special days:

  • International Museum Day | 18 May
  • Birthday of Tartu City History Museums | 31 October