Tartu City Museum

Tartu, Estonia

The Tartu City Museum was established in 1955 for collecting, studying and displaying the objects connected with town history as well as other sources. The permanent exhibition “Dorpat. Yuryev. Tartu”, staged at the Tartu City Museum in 2001, is a museological interpretation of the history of Tartu. Also the exhibition of Tartu peace treaty of 1920 is updated to be a permanent.

The museum building itself is a Classicist style structure built as a town palace in 1790. The building is popularly called Catherine´s House. The legend has it that Empress Catherine II made a short stay there. However, this legend is not true.

Reference: Tartu City Museum, Wikitravel

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Narva maantee 23, Tartu, Estonia
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Founded: 1790
Category: Museums in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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linnamuuseum.tartu.ee

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Tanel Karja (5 months ago)
Suurepärane saal esinejatele, huvitavad ja vahelduvad näitused.
Николай Лагуткин (14 months ago)
Небольшой, но очень интересный музей. Большая экспозиция посвященная Тартусскому договору и образованию независимой Эстонии.
Kaja Kivisikk (16 months ago)
Tutvu linna ajalooga....
Maussie InTheBaltics (2 years ago)
Tartu linnamuuseum (Tartu City Museum), located in the centre of town, in the suburb of Ülejõe, is a grand building from the late 18th century. The building stands out for its interior, including a hall in Louis XVI Early Classical style. It is a small museum with entry fee 4euro per person, interesting for those studying or curious about the history of Tartu, it has original artifacts and the beautiful hall which can be hired for events ...it would make a beautiful reception venue for a small bijoux wedding or special event or birthday.....See it @ least once.....~ : )
Hans Damen (3 years ago)
Not a top attraction, but a nice place to spend an hour or so.
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