University of Tartu Natural History Museum

NB! The permanent exhibition of the University of Tartu Natural History Museum is closed to visitors due to renovation. We open a new permanent exhibition 16.01.2016.

The University of Tartu Natural History Museum combines zoological and geological museums with botanical and mycological museums. 

We collect and preserve specimens from the world of plants, mushrooms and animals, as well as rocks and fossils.

We participate in developing and completing scientific databases. 
We also organize exhibitions and public events.
We offer study programmes and materials to schools and other enthusiasts.

In 2014, the University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Tartu Botanical Garden were merged into a single organization.

Features and amenities


Vanemuise tänav 46, Tartu

Getting there

The closest bus stops are Pauluse (buses No. 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 18 or 24) and Pepleri (buses No. 7 and 20). You can leave your car in Vanemuise street, provided there is room. A bicycle can be locked to a bicycle rack in front of the building at Vanemuise 46.


  • Signposted
  • By public transport
  • By car
  • Sealed access road

Stops nearby

Bus: Pauluse, Pepleri


58°22'24''N 26°42'59''E | Download GPX file