Welcome to the oldest museum in Estonia – the University of Tartu Natural History Museum. With 220 years of history, the museum is full of fascinating stories and science. On this page we have compiled information for visitors: opening hours, ticket prices and accessibility. We hope you enjoy your visit!
We are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10-18.
1. January – New Year
24. February – Independence Day
15. April – Good Friday
17. April – Easter Day
1. May – Spring Day
23. June – Victory Day
24. June – Midsummer Day
20. August – Day of Restoration of Independence
24. December – Christmas Eve
25. December – Christmas Day
26. December – Boxing Day
The museum closes three hours earlier on 23. February, 22. June, 23. December and 31. December.
|Family ticket: up to 2 adults and all children up to 18 years old||€20|
Discount applies to schoolchildren, university students, seniors, holders of international student cards (ISIC Scholar, ISIC Student) or teacher cards (ITIC Teacher), UYTC Youth Travel Card holders and Estonian conscripts.
Free admission on presentation of a certificate:
|a child eight years old and younger|
|a child with a disability (up to and including the age of 16) and an accompanying person|
|a severely disabled person aged 17 and over and an accompanying person|
|student of Tartu Environmental Education Centre|
|teachers accompanying a group of pupils|
|one guide accompanying the tour group|
|employees of Estonian museums|
|holder of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) membership card and the Estonian Association of Museums|
|member of the Estonian Biology Teachers' Association (EBÜ) and the Estonian Geography Teachers' Association|
|citizens of Ukraine|
|The University of Tartu employees and students|
|Gift vouchers (valid both at the Natural History Museum and the Botanical Garden)||€3, €5 and €10|
|Annual pass (valid at both the Natural History Museum and the Botanical Garden)||€30|
|Guided tours for students (up to 24 people, ticket prices will be added)||€35|
|Guided tours for adults (up to 24 people, ticket prices will be added)||€40|
Tickets are added to the price of the guided tour. The tour typically lasts up to 1 hour, but more extended tours can be booked on request.
The University of Tartu Natural History Museum is located at Vanemuise Street 46 in Tartu. See the location on map.
You can visit us:
Parking in front of the Natural History Museum on Vanemuise Street is chargeable. Parking charges apply on working days from 8 to 19 and in Zone B.
Parking fee: 1,50 euros per 1 hour, free for 90 minutes from the marked start time. Parking is free on Sundays and public holidays.
The nearest parking machines are in front of Vanemuise Street 48 and at the corner of Vanemuise and Pepleri Street. There are car parks next to St. Paul’s Church (free parking for 120 minutes, address Riia Street 29), behind the Hektor Design hostel (free parking, address Riia 26a) and Vaksali Street by the railway (free parking with a time limitation, address Vaksali Street 2a and 12b).
Check out the parking information on the Tartu City website.
There is an elevator for wheelchair users.