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Estonian Museum of Occupations

Toompea 8, Tallinn 10142, Estonia
+372 668 0250
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Recommended !

Don't have pictures for that museum but it's quiet small but very informative, if you want to learn... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sherif S
Cairo, Egypt
Estonia Under Occupation 1940-1991 - Shows life under occupation and the resilience of the Estonian people

What some complained about in their reviews I found fascinating from the shoes with wooden soles... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bloomsbury, New Jersey
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This museum chronicles the years Estonia spent under Nazi and Soviet domination.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Toompea 8, Tallinn 10142, Estonia
+372 668 0250
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't have pictures for that museum but it's quiet small but very informative, if you want to learn about recent Estonian history in just one hour so that would be your place, few pieces but each one have a story behind it, mostly it's focused...More

Thank Sherif S
Reviewed 6 days ago

What some complained about in their reviews I found fascinating from the shoes with wooden soles, the unglamorous Soviet under wear and clothing, the machine to steam envelopes open, the ration cards, the phone booth, etc... When you see modern Estonia today, some of the...More

Thank AJFromNJ2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to spend a couple of hours here in this small new museum. A must is to watch the several videos each about 20 minutes long.The occupations are Russian, german and then Communist Russian - all in the 20th century. Made us recognise how...More

Thank DavidGradwell
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small but interesting museum explaining the history of Estonia between the Nazi-Soviet pact and the collapse of the Soviet Union. The museum does not contain too many exhibits but short films that summarize the main events of the period. The films are...More

Thank jeanclaudem780
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The concept of the museum sounded interesting and it was one of the museums I looked forward to visiting the most while in Tallinn. When I got there, however, I was quite honestly disappointed with the exhibits. In fact, the entire museum felt sad to...More

Thank appetite4trvl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Estonia by most standards is a young country, but it's history is filled w/ more occupations than most and it's continued resilience to move forward. You do not need to be a historian to appreciate what is being captured here in this small footprint that...More

Thank goose3nbc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this museum Sunday afternoon expecting to take an hour and stayed for over three hours! The overall concept - presenting stories of various occupations by Germany and Russia in Estonia from the perspective of Estonians - is great. However, some fine tuning is...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is supposed to Give a great overview of the periods of occupation. It had some Nice things on display. However The clips on The tv's were to close to one another so it was impossible for me to listen to The storyline as...More

Thank W1e5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were especially interested in the subject of the museum from other past trips and so we spent a lot of time here, but for the casual visitor it'd be a tough sell. It's a large room with artifacts and 8 long videos (20-30 min...More

Thank Geoviki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can perhaps understand why this museum plays down Estonian part as a Third Reich ally, fine, but it is a small, boring space with vintage objects stack up on each other, with massive posters full of text to read. Can I have a book...More

Thank Adrian S
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