Vabamu – The Museum of Occupations and Freedom, Tallinn

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Vabamu – The Museum of Occupations and Freedom documents the country's tragic suffering and amazing resilience through a world war and five decades of communist rule. Visit the museum, dedicated to Estonia's unfortunate experiences between 1940 and 1991, and you'll see how the country ultimately survived its conquests by both the Nazis and the Soviets. Explore the numerous displays and exhibits memorializing the experience of the people of Estonia during those dark times. You'll find stark reminders of the repressive methods used by both Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union to subdue Estonia and its residents. Don't miss the exhibits dealing with Estonia's independence from the USSR and little-known issues with the Russian Army afterward. Use our Tallinn trip maker website to arrange your visit to Vabamu – The Museum of Occupations and Freedom and other attractions in Tallinn.
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  • Not for rushing travellers, but definitely worth giving you an hour/ two for yourself to think about what freedom means. Mostly built on personal experience of people who really suffered from... 
    Not for rushing travellers, but definitely worth giving you an hour/ two for yourself to think about what freedom means. Mostly built on personal experience of people who really suffered from...  more »
  • The new version of this museum lost too much in the transition. Gone are the detailed exhibits of artifacts that I enjoyed on my last visit. I was told they are not digitally archived, so they are.....  more
    The new version of this museum lost too much in the transition. Gone are the detailed exhibits of artifacts that I enjoyed on my last visit. I was told they are not digitally archived, so they are.....  more »
  • This is the real history of the last 100 years and it shows what the people of Estonia have been through. Humbling experience. 
    This is the real history of the last 100 years and it shows what the people of Estonia have been through. Humbling experience.  more »
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  • This is a must-see in Tallinn. The museum is really good designed and very interesting. It gives many insides in the history of estonia and helps to understand it. The staff is friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed it:)!
  • Sad topic but the museum was well done. A lot of info and personal stories on the self guided audio tour. Info was presented in several languages.
  • Excellent museum that showcases the history of Estonia - and the stories of Estonians - under occupation. Well worth the price. The museum is interactive and thoughtfully laid out. There is always something to learn here. With the audio guide, you can feel free to listen to as much or little as you want in case you are short on time, but I highly recommend listening. The museum also offers the guide in several languages.
  • Very interesting museum, well made. Especially liked the fact that they give you your own digital guide with headphones
  • The museum is dedicated to the 1940 - 1991 period in the history of Estonia when the country was occupied by the Soviet Union.

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