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Museum of Occupations, Tallinn

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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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  • Visit to the Museum. interesting exhibition with collection of objects, documents and tools that have made the history of Tallinn from the first German occupation 1940 to the end of the Russian occupation 1991.
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  • Very fascinating for anyone who wants to get a picture of all occupations where the Estonians have had to deal with. Very fascinating because more movies are shown that are relevant. Sometimes the movies take a bit long.
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  • 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 a...  more »
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  • Rather small, but very interesting museum. It's about the German and Soviet occupation and has many original objects from those times. The documentaries on the TVs are too long, they all take 25 to 40 minutes to watch. Downstairs, there is the story of the city of Narwa, which is very close to the Russian border. The entry fees are more than fair.
  • Informative, but relies too much on the videos in the displays. Definitely worth the visit thoughts.
  • 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.
  • Tells the story of German and Soviet occupation of Estonia. In the walls there is info in Russia, English and Estonian, but you can get leaflet with same info in different languages, example in Finnish. Museum was quite small, pricing was cheap: 6€ adult.