General information on the Museum
The Museum of Occupations provides a comprehensive overview of Estonian society during three periods of occupation: the first Soviet occupation 1940–1941, the German occupation 1941–1944, and the second Soviet occupation 1944–1991.
Audio-visual displays and photos highlight the events of the era, repression and national resistance, as well as showing how people coped with the day-to-day realities of this difficult period.
The exhibition about the XXXVI Finno-Ugric expedition of the Estonian Academy of Arts focuses on the physical aspect of the border. Read more…
The Exhibition portrays Europe´s 20th century as a dramatic history of the struggle between freedom and tyranny, democracy and dictatorship. Read more...
Tue–Sun 11.00–18.00 (last admission 17.30)
Closed on Mondays and public holidays.
Adult ticket: 5 €
Concession: 3 €
(students, seniors, ISIC and ITIC card holders)
Family ticket: 8 €
Audioguide (ENG, GER, FIN, RUS, FR): 4€
Guided tour: 35 €
It is necessary to book in advance for guided tours!
- Preschool children
- Disabled persons with an accompanist. Read more: Information for visitors with disabilities
- ICOM members
- Tallinn Card holders
- Journalists holding a valid press card
- On May 18th, the International Museum Day
There is a small museum shop, where one can purchase Memento and Kistler-Ritso Estonian Foundation publications and souvenirs.
The Museum rooms can be rented for seminars, receptions, presentations, etc. Available films can also be viewed on a large screen in the museum cinema hall.
The Museum of Occupations is located at 8 Toompea St, at the corner of Toompea St and Kaarli Blvd.
See the map.