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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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  • The museum is down the Tompea hill and a little off in its location, yet not far away. It's very small with lots of things, making it difficult to sort through it all. Downstairs there's a feeling of ...  more »
  • This museum is very informative and educational. It involves a lot of reading and features several historical movies. There are folding chairs available so that you don't need to stand the entire time...  more »
  • Gave a really informative tour of the various era's of Estonian Occupation and suppression. There are numerous artefacts. But most importantly are the videos playing interesting historical accounts. E...  more »
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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.