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Museum of Occupations, Tallinn

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.3/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
Museum of Occupations 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. 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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  • Easy to locate at foot of Toompea Hill. Modern history explained by video presentations and artefacts from the last century. Perfect to while away a few hours. 
  • Collected in one place all filled the old stuff., so it was bad in the essr. Is no different from similar museums in Latvia and Lithuania. Anything new and interesting. Another LGBT themes in the basement organized.
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  • Never been in this kind of museums. Decided to try. Try to understand the mind of Estonians in the Soviet period. What to say? The exposition of the Museum is not quite fit in with the theme and movies shown on monitors. There are such lovely heart of any Soviet man for 40 pieces. Booth type or machine with soda. But as it applies to occupation? It's just our common period of life. Movies tell about the horrors of the "red terror". If you listen there's still about how the Republic built factories, ports, collective-millionaires. In short, not so bad at all. A small, peculiar such Museum. 1 times to go is worth to try to understand ... Well only if you have so much free time or the weather is bad.
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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!
  • Very interesting museum with lots of things to look at. The videos were too long, around 35 minutes each, and I think there were a total of 7 of them. It was hard to hear, and no subtitles. But the topic was very interesting, and it was only 4 euros for students.
  • Quite interesting museum about the occupation times. Great for foreign visitors to check out. Lots of reading.
  • A very interesting museum in the centre of Tallinn, covering all aspects of the Estonia's occupation by varying powers from the late 1800s through to the end of the 20th century. It includes displays, artefacts, statues and recovered items from the soviet occupation periods as well as extensive "text placards" covering the fate of the various people and minorities inhabiting Estonia during these periods. It takes an objective view of this history and tries to stick to the facts without propaganda. I find it surprising that the Russian reviewers did not find it as interesting. Personally I found it highly educational and we'll worth a visit, though it may not be suitable for children below the age of 12 as there is quite a bit of reading. For it's size it makes quite an impact and i would highly recommend it.
  • Very informative
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