Ideas Rule the World – 400 Years of University History

The University of Tartu Museum invites you to broaden your horizons!

  • In 2019 at the Museum in Tartu Cathedral it is possible to partake in several events that are dedicated to the centenary of the founding of the first Estonian-language university.

  • The updated University Treasury is open now.

  • The Crazy Scientist’s Office is an engaging activity room that welcomes both children and adults to discover science and research. It is home to all of our educational programmes and a perfect venue for children’s birthday parties.

  • Engaging historical tours in Tartu Cathedral can combine educational, engaging, active and fun components. The tours are especially suitable for the final event of a conference. Check out our special offers and prices!

  • Guided tours of Tartu Cathedral and the Cathedral Hill are offered in German, English, Russian, Finnish and Estonian. This is a great way to get acquainted with a unique example of Baltic brick gothic architecture.

  • The Cathedral Shop, on the ground floor of the Museum, offers a rich selection of souvenirs in a renovated shopping space.


University of Tartu Art Museum invites you to discover the main building of the university!

  • The display The University of Tartu Main Building in Art marks the centenary of Estonia’s national university by showcasing paintings, etchings and drawings dating from the early 19th century to modern times, thereby providing a unique overview of Baltic German and Estonian art with a focus on a single building. Open until December 6, 2019.

  • Guided tours in German, English, Russian, Finnish and Estonian are offered in the main building of Tartu University - a fine example of 19th century architecture. The tours introduce guests to the elegant assembly hall, historical student prison (lock-up) and the colourful museum.

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The University of Tartu Old Observatory invites you to the end of the universe!

  • Guided tours in English, German, Russian and Estonian are offered by the Old Observatory.

  • Planetarium shows are offered in English and Estonian.

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