Estonian National Museum (ERM)

Estonian National Museum (Eesti Rahva Muuseum; ERM) as a museum of Estonian people helps interpret being Estonian, carry the basic values of the nation, and guard its continuity. For visitors opens, both a material and virtual world, that invites visitors to discover, realize, and become part of it.

The museum has two permanent exhibitions. "Encounters" is an exhibition about ordinary Estonian folk who have lived in this country through the ages. "The echoes of Ural" presents the traditional everyday culture of Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic people.

In addition to exhibitions, the premises include a cinema and a conference hall, a black box theatre, a café, a restaurant, and museum shop.

Estonian National Museum (Eesti Rahva Muuseum; ERM) as a museum of Estonian people helps interpret being Estonian, carry the basic values of the nation, and guard its continuity. For visitors opens, both a material and virtual world, that invites vis

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  • Focus on Finno-Ugric people and recent history of Estonia

    Two permanent exhibits. One is on the various small Finno-Ugric subgroups, including Estonians and (I did not know this) Sami (sometimes called Lapps). The other is post-independence Estonia...

  • Estonian history in a modern facility

    A 20min walk away to the east of the center of Tartu you will find the Estonian National Museum. It is located on the old Raadi airfield and was opened in fall 2016. It has a wonderful collection of...

  • Excellent experience

    The museum is quite new. The excellent experience starts with the architecture of the building. The roof is sloping- higher at the entrance and lower at the other side. Glass and steel dominate the...


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