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Estonian Museum of Occupations

Toompea 8, Tallinn 10142, Estonia
+372 668 0250
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The Price of Occupation After Liberation.

The Museum of Occupation (MoO) or "glass house" is situated a short walk of around 100 meters from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vilnius, Lithuania
Worth the Visit

We found this small museum interesting and very useful to understand the recent history of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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This museum chronicles the years Estonia spent under Nazi and Soviet domination.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Toompea 8, Tallinn 10142, Estonia
+372 668 0250
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Museum of Occupation (MoO) or "glass house" is situated a short walk of around 100 meters from Freedom Square (FS) as one looks at the glass cross in FS and up the slope behind it. Entry costs are about 6 Euro, 4 Euro concession,13...More

Thank gregoryjarosch50
Reviewed 4 days ago

We found this small museum interesting and very useful to understand the recent history of the Estonian people. It did not have any real "wow" factor in our view but we are glad we went. The stories of individuals gave a real human perspective. The...More

Thank dccv1
Reviewed 1 week ago

a small museum but very interesting with lots of war time exhibits and screen audio. It is also possible to get a warm drink. Very close to the old town, well worth a visit

Thank claireym50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had an hour and a half in this museum and I could have spent a lot longer here. The museum gives you a good understanding of the impact that occupation has had on Estonia throughout history; in particular more recent history. As someone...More

Thank Biffro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a video-based memorial using filmed testimony of witnesses to the Nazi & Soviet occupations. It is dry but informative. Each video is at least 30 mins long and there are 6 videos in total. You can fast forward or move on at your...More

1  Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such an important period of Estonia's history, yet this place falls flat. There is nothing engaging, powerful...just shelves of some memorabilia. This was such a dark, horrifying part of history for the country and its people, but none of that comes through. Quite expensive, small...More

1  Thank AdventurousRetirees
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The museum consists of artefacts from the period of the occupations but largely consists of four 28 minute videos that need to be viewed in sequence. Could be more engagingly presented.

Thank Sayer
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We spent two hours here, but probably could have spent at least double that. We opted for the audio guides, but I don't think that added much to what already was on offer for English speaking people. There already was a lot to read and...More

1  Thank jane_cavanagh
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The exhibition of artefacts is supported by several screens in a timeline showing clips describing the history from 1939-1991. A harrowing account of a country trying to regain its independence from its oppressors. Not to be missed.

Thank Jin6x
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Just a short walk from Old Town, this Tallinn museum couldn't be more different. It tells the story of Estonia's brief independence, occupation by the Soviets, the Nazis, and the Soviets again, then the reassertion of independence in 1991. While it has plenty of interesting...More

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