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Observatory of the University of Tartu

Address: Lossi tänav 40, Tartu | Show on map
Telephone: (+372) 737 5677
Website: External link
Method of payment: Card payment, Cash
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Observatory of the University of Tartu - in its time one of the most important centres of astronomy in the world - is the pearl of Estonia's scientific history. It was constructed between 1808 and 1810 to the designs of university architect Johann Wilhelm Krause on the site of a former medieval castle on Toome Hill. Restoration work began in 2009 and continued until 27 April 2011, when it was reopened as a museum to mark its 200th anniversary. There is plenty to discover here, whatever your age!

Times and prices

Wednesday–sunday: 11:00 - 17:00
Monday–tuesday: closed
Adult: from 3 €
Child: from 2 €
Family ticket: from 6 €
Pensioner: from 2 €
University student: from 2 €
School student: from 2 €

Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

Languages spoken

  • Estonian
  • English
  • Russian
  • German


  • Exhibition
  • Kids' exhibition
  • Souvenirs
  • Site lighting
  • Viewing platform
  • Toilet
  • WiFi

Additional services

  • Guide service available: Estonian, English, Finnish, German, Russian
  • Themed events
  • Workshops


  • ISIC
  • ITIC
  • For children
  • For students
  • For pensioners


Seminar and conference rooms