Night of Museums 2015 – Music in the Night
The museums of the University of Tartu welcome English-speaking visitors to the Night of Museums 2015 celebrations on 16 May. The programme begins at 18:00 and lasts until 23:00.
This year the Night of Museums is dedicated to the Year of Music. The main building of the University of Tartu Museum in the old cathedral hosts an open air concert (indoors, if weather fails) where you can enjoy romantic music on Toome Hill at 19:00.
If you are interested in exotic creatures then the University of Tartu Natural History Museum hosts workshops at 19:00 and 21:00 to introduce their live collection of spiders, snakes and insects.
The Old Observatory opens a new exhibition “Mesmerised by the solar eclipse” and at 20:00 you can enjoy a tour in English called “Who ate the Sun?”. Later at night, at around 22:00, we will have an open observation night if the sky is clear.
The University of Tartu Art Museum is showing an exhibition "The human and divine world of icons" that introduces the holy pictures important in the Orthodox Christian tradition.
In all of the museum buildings we have a crafts corner for children open until 21:00 (until 22:00 at the Natural History Museum).
University of Tartu Museum (Lossi 25, Tartu) http://www.muuseum.ut.ee/en
University of Tartu Art Museum (Ülikooli 18, Tartu) http://www.kunstimuuseum.ut.ee/en
Tartu Old Observatory (Lossi 40, Tartu) http://www.tahetorn.ut.ee/en
University of Tartu Natural History Museum (Vanemuise 46, Tartu) http://www.natmuseum.ut.ee/en