Estonian Jewish Museum

Estonian Jewish Museum

Karu tänav 16, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

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The Estonian Jewish Museum is dedicated to the history of Estonian Jews from the emergence of Jewish communities in the first half of the 19th century to the present day. The museum has a permanent exhibition, a library, and a reading room, a digitised archive on the museum's website, and a large archive where the originals of documents and photographs are kept. The museum is located on the second floor of the Jewish Community Of Estonia, next to the Tallinn Synagogue and the Tallinn Jewish School.

The museum is closed on public and Jewish holidays. Visiting the museum outside working hours is possible by prior arrangement.

Times and prices

Monday–thursday: 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 15:00
Friday–saturday: closed

Features and amenities
  • WIFI

Getting there

Go about 500 m from Viru square in the direction of Kadriorg to the intersection of Narva maantee and Jõe tänav. Then, walk about 100 m to the left along Jõe tänav and about 50 m to the right along Karu tänav.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: F. R. Kreutzwaldi
Tram: Tallinna Ülikooli
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Fascinating and informative

This was a fascinating exploration of a community that developed mid 19th century, was wiped out even before Wannsee, and has reestablished itself not just with a synagogue but also a school...

Karen R

Karen R

Jewish museum

Took a very long walk to the much anticipated Jewish museum. It's quite difficult to find, about a 20 minute walk from the old town, but we were met with a VERY HOSTILE security guard on the entrance...



Excellent overview of the Estonian Jewish experience

Estonia has long been a buffer between Russia and the west. As such, it’s history is fascinating, and the experience of Estonian Jews is too. Plan about 45 minutes for the visit and make sure to chat...

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