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Estonian Museum of Occupations

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Address: Toompea 8, Tallinn 10142, Estonia
Phone Number:
+372 668 0250

This museum chronicles the years Estonia spent under Nazi and Soviet...

This museum chronicles the years Estonia spent under Nazi and Soviet domination.

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You too can protest

A small museum, telling some important stories, not only form Estonia. You can make your own sign and show the world what you want to fight for. Part of the exhibition about women... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lidingo, Sweden
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some great stories badly told. Estonia has much to tell about occupation, most notably by Russia and Nazi Germany. But you will struggle to make sense of it here. Its very small and most of the information comes via video screens showing testimonies of those who experienced it. as the screens are close together, you can hear them all. they... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small collection of items on one floor detailing the Russian and German occupations, with women's lib items in the basement. Might be worth a visit if it is raining but otherwise not much to see

Thank Steve K
Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum I had looked forward to visit, as the books on Tallinn mentions it. Therefore when we easilly found it at one of the ends of Old Tallinn. We thought we would have a grand experience. The displays of Second World War occupation is nice and the Soviet period is sort of mentioned, but the expected levels of interaction... More 

Thank nilslyseng
Lidingo, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small museum, telling some important stories, not only form Estonia. You can make your own sign and show the world what you want to fight for. Part of the exhibition about women emancipation.

Thank JonDoe04134
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an absolutely fantastic museum this is. There's a lot of information but I really did find the extra headset info invaluable (€1 with leaflet from tourist info ticket). There's a lot of listening though! It's incredible to think this actually happened in my lifetime!

Thank Paintings23
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89 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

I don't like museums!, but hey THIS one moved me. So much history, many interactive stories and (alas) so much of it spanning the times of our child hood or parent lives. The museum has some special archive material and uses TV/Film interviews to very good effect.

Thank SirSidParker54
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

28th January 2017. If you need persuasion that communism is not the way to go come here. Even if convinced it isn't, still come here. Entrance fee was 6 euros and well worth it. The paintings downstairs of torture by the NKVD - facing Soviet style posters extolling the wonders of communism - are very disturbing, and the juxtaposition of... More 

Thank John M
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I have visited this museum for several times - with my family, with nephews and with my husband. It is a very good so informative and has really stories to tell! It is good even for teenagers to meet the history from not so long time ago!

Thank Teresa K
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Not expensive to visit (5€) but unfortunately not worth the visit anyway. A very small museum that mostly displays artifacts typical for the different year's during the cold war era rather than tell the story about it. Some movies is playing with people that telling stories but so much more could be done to make the visitors taken by the... More 

Thank Abakus99
Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

My wife and I spent just over an hour at the Museum of Occupations and gained a lot from our experience. We enjoyed not only the main exhibition but also the 3 additional temporary exhibitions that were on when we visited. The fact that they have printed guides to the exhibits for free loan in a number of languages helps.... More 

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