University of Tartu Museum
(founded in 1976)
The University of Tartu Museum gives an overview of the history of science and university education from the 17th century to the present day – come and experience the rich legacy of the University and explore its tales of science, art, astronomy, medicine and student life!
The Museum is situated in the centre of Tartu on Toome Hill, the historic heart of both Tartu and the University campus. The permanent exhibition of the Museum gives an overview of the history of the University of Tartu and science. Each year a new annual exhibition is opened to visitors. The Treasury is home to the truly rare gems of the University, which have rarely, if ever, been on display. The Crazy Scientist’s Office invites both young and old researchers to take part in its interactive explorations, experiments and construction workshops. The towers of Tartu Cathedral and their viewing platforms are open to visitors from spring to autumn.
The University of Tartu Museum offers numerous activities for different target groups.
- Educational programmes enable students to acquire new knowledge through practical assignments.
- Guided tours of the Museum and Toome Hill are available in several languages.
- The White Hall is available for hire for special events.
- The Crazy Scientist’s Office invites children to celebrate their birthdays there.
- Each Saturday morning sees another Crazy Scientist morning experiment.
- A popular science tea night with intriguing presentations takes place once a month.
- Science events with special programmes take place throughout the year.
NB! From October 1st 2015 until April 30th 2016, the University of Tartu Museum is closed for renovation.