Tartu City Museum

This aristocratic residence in the Ülejõe district dating from the late 18th century is worthy of note for its original interior. Adjacent to its Louis XVI style grand hall on the main floor you will find the exhibition "Dorpat. Jurjev. Tartu", which provides a wealth of detail on the colourful history of the city.

Highlighted from different periods of Tartu's past are the medieval brick structures of Dorpat, the ruins that remain from the time of the Livonian War, and the spiritual life of that era, 18th century handicraft and the background to signing of the Tartu Peace Treaty.

This aristocratic residence in the Ülejõe district dating from the late 18th century is worthy of note for its original interior. Adjacent to its Louis XVI style grand hall on the main floor you will find the exhibition "Dorpat. Jurjev. Tartu", wh

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  • Must visit

    Many beautiful things to see and learn, I liked the "pink room", the ancient coins, the old city maps of Tartu and the blue vase

  • Good insight on Estonia history

    We visited the Museum as part of a business trip to Tartu. The rooms are lovely decorated and well preserved. We had a guided tour from oen of the curator which brought everything to live. She...

  • One of the most historically important buildings in Tartu

    Referred to locally as 'Catherine's House', which name hides the small but succinct Tartu City (history) Museum. The reality behind this local name is that Catherine the Great of Russia having gifted...


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