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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.


Temporary exhibitions

Missing Identity

An exhibition of Argentina´s glass artist Silvia Levenson tells the emotional story of hundreds of children that were torn from their natural parents and illegally adopted during the Argentinean Dirty War, a time of state terrorism between 1976 and 1983. Read more...

Forbidden tunes

The exhibition is dedicated to the rock music in Soviet occupied Estonia. Read more...


Opening hours

Tue–Sun 11.00–18.00 (last admission 17.30)
Closed on Mondays and public holidays.


Price list

Adult ticket: 6 

Concession: 3 €
(students, seniors, ISIC and ITIC card holders)

Family ticket: 13

Audioguide (ENG, GER, FIN, RUS, FR): 2

Guided tour: 35

It is necessary to book in advance for guided tours!

Free admission

- Children aged 8 and under

- 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.