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The Top Eight Museums in Estonia

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Updated: 24 July 2017
Estonia’s history has been influenced by many different cultures, including Vikings, the Balts, early Catholics, and Russians. There are plenty of different museums reveal every single detail of the country’s rich history. Read our guide to the top museums in Estonia.
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Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

This maritime museum, opened in 2012, is a must-see for every fan of submarines, ships, marine artillery, and seaplanes. The main attraction of this museum is 1936 submarine Lembit. The museum is located in an old seaplane harbour, so you’ll definitely feel as if you are visiting a real military base.

Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, Vesilennuki 6, 10415 Tallinn

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Estonian National Museum

The best place to learn the history of Estonia is at the Estonian National Museum. This museum was opened in 1909 in memory of the most popular Estonian collector Jakob Hurt. The museum holds most of Jakob’s collections and you can find everything from folk clothes to old weapons in one of many buildings all over Tartu.

Estonian National Museum, Muuseumi tee 2, 60532 Tartu

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Tartu Toy Museum

This toy themed museum in Tartu Old Town is a perfect attraction for families with little kids. Parents can reminisce about their childhood and learn what it was like to be an Estonian kid throughout the ages, while their children will have an opportunity to join interactive workshops and play with old toys.

Tartu Toy Museum, Lutsu 8, 51006 Tartu

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Tartu Art Museum

This museum is the best place in the country to see the works of the greatest modern and classic Estonian artists. Usually, two floors of the museum are dedicated to modern art and am exhibition of classic arts is placed on the third floor. For only €4, the visitors can enjoy and experience Estonian art, including some of rare exhibits from the Soviet Union.

Tartu Art Museum, Raekoja plats 18, 51004 Tartu

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