There are about 250 museums in Estonia displaying everything from local history to international artists.

*General information about museums and galleries in Estonia, including in Tartu, can be found here:

Estonian National Museum (Eesti Rahva Muuseum – ERM)

Estonian National Museum was just opened to public on 3. October 2016. The 350-meter long building was erected on a former military airfield near Tartu city. Visitors can see two permanent exhibitions: “Encounters”, which talks about the regular Estonian people who have lived here through the ages and “Echo of the Urals”, which offers insight into how the Finno-Ugric peoples might think as well as their culture, languages and genetic background.

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Vanemuine Theatre

Vanemuine is Estonia’s oldest theatre and the only one of its kind in the country to work in three genres in three different buildings — its grand building, its historical small building and the black box- type Harbour Theatre on the banks of the Emajõgi River. The Vanemuine stages productions from opera to classical drama, musicals to children’s shows, and contemporary ballet to symphonic concerts. Its repertoire includes around forty performances in different genres.

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Dorpat Spa

Dorpat SPA is located in Tartu center near river Emajõgi at Dorpat hotel, offering a wide range of different massages, spa- body treatments and beauty treatments.

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The Aura Water Centre

The Aura Water Centre offers a wide range of sports activities that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. You can have a good time by relaxing and doing sports in the swimming pool, water park, health club and saunas.

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Institute of Chemistry, University of Tartu

Chemicum is rather new (opened in October 2009) building of Institute of Chemistry of Tartu University. Chemicum incorporates lecture halls,  student’s labs and scientific labs.

More information:, some demo experiment videos and in Facebook



If you any more questions please contact with Signe Vahur (e-mail:

Last modified: 04.10.2016