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.
This exhibition is dedicated to the recent events in Ukraine, which started in November 2013. Read more...
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...
The Exhibition is based on the Project “Incomplete Landscape”, which is initiated by landscape architect Joyce van den Berg (Netherlands) and photographer Nina Kopp (Germany). They have gathered information about the Soviet occupation, including various maps from (top)-secret topographical records, nautical files, public and private archives.
Tue–Sun 11.00–18.00 (last admission 17.30)
Closed on Mondays and public holidays.
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!
Disabled persons with an accompanist. Read more: Information for visitors with disabilities
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.
The Museum of Occupations is located at 8 Toompea St, at the corner of Toompea St and Kaarli Blvd.
See the map.