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Museum of Occupations, Tallinn

(3.5/5 based on 440+ 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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  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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 we...  more »
  • We visited this museum on Tuesday afternoon in February. The entrance fee is 6 euros for adults. I have studied Estonian history but still learned new things on our visit. I'd definitely recommend thi...  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.