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Museum of Occupations, Tallinn

(3.4/5 based on 420+ 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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  • This is a very interesting museum - the videos are very long but probably more interesting than the actual museum items. 
  • The exposition is a small, one room and a cellar. At the entrance you are welcomed by a massive, impregnable view on the steel door, don't be alarmed, it opens on the sensor, once you're eligible. Visit free on Tallinn Card you will be asked what language you speak and the accompanying booklet will be given in the language of the "occupiers". Over the exhibition objects are screens, where choosing a language, you can hear stories of participants of those or other events-the invasion of the Germans, the SOVIET UNION, life in Union, years of unrest and repression. Items on display the letter "g", from the beginning of the Nazi invasion to the collapse of the Soviet Union. The exhibition has not impressed, most of ordinary objects, a new little impressed hole in 1 mm for special services. A lecture hall and a souvenir shop (books there are good). In the basement-Soviet posters, a huge bust of Lenin, scans of newspapers. In the same way in the basement toilet and drinking fountain. There is Wi-Fi and a café. On output worth Board and lay the sheets with the inscription "freedom for you", where everyone can write their definition and hang on display. The book reviews from our compatriots corresponding entries-USSR invader, and the Germans. Total-to visit but not very content.
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  • It is less a history-knowing can be a good overview of the Estonian occupation of the time. The German share of the occupiers is less well known for its duration, for brevity's sake. Worth a visit on the edge of freedom.
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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.
  • best place to be remember russian imperialism
  • 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.