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Museum of Occupations, Tallinn
(3.4/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Museum of Occupations documents the country's tragic suffering and amazing resilience through a world war andĀ 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 andĀ little-known issues with the Russian Army afterward. To visit Museum of Occupations and get the most from your holiday in Tallinn, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tallinn holiday planner.
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  • Friendly staff and a pretty good exhibition on display. There is a lot to read, however! So maybe not suitable for everyone! Although if you're interested in learning something new, give it a visit! 
  • A very interesting museum that reflects an important part of the history of Estonia and Europe, although it is not a main attraction. If you spare time after touring the old city, it is worth.
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  • Occupation Museum tells the good way under the yoke of the Soviet era in Estonia. The place is on interested to visit the target and is worth it. It is easy to achieve. The Museum also features temporary exhibitions.
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  • Really interesting museum, definitely worth a visit. The only bad point is that it relies heavily on videos, which are really interesting, but the sound of the other videos playing in the same room is distracting and can make it difficult to hear everything from the one you're watching.
  • Very informative of the challenges that the Estonians faced from the Nazis and communists leading up to and following the war. There are videos that are very informative in English, Estonian and Russian. They are all quite long and the monitors are close together so sometimes it is difficult to catch all the words.
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  • Very good for those interested in history and war, perfect activity for a rainy day. Take at least an hour or two here!
  • Informative, but relies too much on the videos in the displays. Definitely worth the visit thoughts.