Permanent exhibition

The University of Tartu Museum contains a collection of objects and materials which the University has used during its centuries-long academic work and research, connected to its functioning and evident of its academic identity. The University's academic heritage is on display at the permanent exhibition as well as numerous temporary exhibitions.

An inspiring visit to the museum starts in the museum’s lobby where one can find the medieval tomb, timeline of the University of Tartu and Tartu city, display case for the New Object in the Museum and the Foucault's pendulum.

The permanent exhibition is spread over the four floors of the museum and includes:


The Good Thoughts Benches on the beautiful Toome Hill introduce the scientists and thinkers that have lived and worked in Tartu and left their mark there. Enjoy a nice stroll in the park and have good thoughts while resting on the benches!