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Estonian Museum of Occupations

Toompea 8, Tallinn 10142, Estonia
+372 668 0250
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Poignant lesson in Eastern European history.

Being a native born American, I had only a vague knowledge of Estonia and it's checkered past... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Louisville, Kentucky
Well worth a visit

Very interesting to see how Tallinn fared during the years of the Soviet Union, and heartening to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stroud, United Kingdom
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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 4 weeks ago

Being a native born American, I had only a vague knowledge of Estonia and it's checkered past. Visiting the museum made me appreciate the freedoms I have always taken for granted. The museum's focus is on the occupation first by the Russians, then by the...More

Thank Paul39604
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting to see how Tallinn fared during the years of the Soviet Union, and heartening to see very clearly that it retained its own independence and character despite the years of oppression.

Thank fortonbear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If history interests you, take this tour. It is fun to see the hotel floor that "did not exist" and learn about the ways that the Soviets spied on the visitors to this Estonian hotel.

Thank Nomenclature871
Reviewed 7 January 2018

The information presented in the exhibits and videos is very interesting and important in understanding Estonia's history. However, the execution needs rethinking. There are videos for each period, each lasting 20-30 minutes, available in three languages, however if you want it in a specific language...More

2  Thank elka_3
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The concept behind the museum is great but unfortunately it has been very poorly executed. The exhibition features a series of roughly 30 minute videos and therein lies the problem. When listening to our particular video, it was almost impossible to block out the other...More

1  Thank Curly_Kale64
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to visit while holidaying in Tallinn as a tourist. This is an important, well presented museum of a part of history many will be unfamiliar with (I am British and knew nothing about the Estonian occupations prior...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I think the museum does a good job of capturing the timeline of Estonia's occupations. It was pretty disturbing in some areas -- mostly in the very detailed videotaped interviews of people who suffered. It was interesting and well done, and gives you a lot...More

Thank blooberry
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The Museum of Occupation (MoO) or "glass house" is situated a short walk of around 100 meters from Freedom Square (FS) as one looks at the glass cross in FS and up the slope behind it. Entry costs are about 6 Euro, 4 Euro concession,13...More

2  Thank gregoryjarosch50
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We found this small museum interesting and very useful to understand the recent history of the Estonian people. It did not have any real "wow" factor in our view but we are glad we went. The stories of individuals gave a real human perspective. The...More

1  Thank dccv1
Reviewed 14 October 2017

a small museum but very interesting with lots of war time exhibits and screen audio. It is also possible to get a warm drink. Very close to the old town, well worth a visit

1  Thank claireym50
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