In General

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General information on the Museum

The Museum of Occupations provides an overview of Estonian society during three periods of occupation: the first Soviet occupation 1940–1941, the German occupation 1941–1944, and the second Soviet occupation 1944–1991. The objective of the museum is to show how Estonian society – repressed as it was – managed to survive and how it rose to the occasion of restoring statehood at the first opportunity that presented itself.


Temporary exhibitions

The National Commitee of the Republic of Estonia 70

The Exhibition gives an overview of the national unarmed resistance in Estonia at the time of the German occupation and the development of national cooperation to restore Estonia´s independence. Read more...


Faces of cold war

The Exhibition gives a brief overview of the diversity of cold war in the Baltic Sea region – places, espionage, fear and important events during the cold war in Estonia, Poland, Germany, Norway and Denmark.

Opening hours

Tue–Sun 10.00–18.00 (last admission 17.30)
Closed on Mondays and public holidays.

Price list

Adult ticket: 5

Concession: 3 €
(students, seniors, ISIC and ITIC card holders)

Family ticket: 8

Audioguide (ENG, GER, FIN, RUS, FR): 4 €

Guided tour: 35

It is necessary to book in advance for guided tours!

Free admission

Preschool children

Disabled persons with an accompanist. Read more: Information for visitors with disabilities

ICOM members

Tallinn Card holders




Journalists holding a valid press card

On May 18th, the International Museum Day



There is a small museum shop, where one can purchase Memento and Kistler-Ritso Estonian Foundation publications and souvenirs.

The Museum rooms can be rented for seminars, receptions, presentations, etc. Available films can also be viewed on a large screen in the museum cinema hall.

Telephone 668 0250, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Museum of Occupations is located at 8 Toompea St, at the corner of Toompea St and Kaarli Blvd.
See the map.