Tartu Katariina House

Narva maantee 23, Tartu linn, Tartu

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When walking in the Old Town of Tartu, head also for the other side of the riverbanks where you will see the early classicist Pistohlkors or Katariina House. It is a building from the 18th century that used to belong to Lieutenant WC von Pistohlkors. The interior design of the building’s hall in the style of Louis XVI is worth special attention. Tartu Town Museum is currently located in Katariina House.
Interesting facts: - people know the house as Katariina House. There is a legend according to which Empress of Russia Catherine II (Katariina in Estonian) stayed in this house. However, there is no truth in the legend. - The house was designed by famous architect JHB Walter, who also designed the Town Hall of Tartu.

Times and prices
Open all year round

Wednesday–sunday: 11:00 - 18:00
Monday–tuesday: closed

  • Adult:

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    5 €
  • Family ticket:

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    10 €
  • Pensioner:

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    3 €
  • University student:

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    3 €
  • School student:

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    3 €
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Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

Walk across the Kaarsild Bridge from the Town Hall Square, go through the park and you will find Katariina House on the other side of Narva Road. When coming from the coach terminal, walk across Võidu Bridge and you will see Katariina House on the corner of Raatuse Street and Narva Road.

Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Linnamuuseum, Atlantis
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Reviews
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Victor P

Victor P

A gem in a great historical setting of Catherine The Great house

A small yet very dense in content a gem of a museum. From a large display of Tartu's city plan of XVII century, with amazing artifacts from the times immemorial, this little museum can be your guide...

ilubaf

ilubaf

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

Seb-D-87

Seb-D-87

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...

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