In General

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General information on the Museum

The Museum of Occupations provides a comprehensive 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.

Audio-visual displays and photos highlight the events of the era, repression and national resistance, as well as showing how people coped with the day-to-day realities of this difficult period.


Temporary exhibitions

Attacks and migrations

The Exhibition gives an overview of the destiny of Estonians and the ethnic minorities residing in Estonia since the establishment of the Republic of Estonia on February 24, 1918 until the end of occupations. Read more...

Forbidden tunes

The exhibition is dedicated to the rock music in Soviet occupied Estonia. Read more...


The Tallinn Collector. History of Tallinn tourism in the Soviet Union

The exhibition looks back at Tallinn’s tourism history through images and texts taken from various travel guides from Soviet times. Read more...


Opening hours

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


Price list

Adult ticket: 6 

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

Family ticket: 8

Audioguide (ENG, GER, FIN, RUS, FR): 2

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.