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Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom

Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Important and must-see history of Estonia

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to visit while holidaying in Tallinn as a tourist. This... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Emily W
London, United Kingdom
Lots of detail, and interesting videos

I think the museum does a good job of capturing the timeline of Estonia's occupations. It was... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
San Mateo, California
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Occupations, resistance, restoration, and freedom. These are the words that reflect the new permanent exhibition of Vabamu - The Museum of Occupations and Freedom. It is a compelling museum about the recent history of Estonians, human values, and...more
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Toompea 8, Tallinn 10142, Estonia
+372 668 0250
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is easily found as it is 5 minutes downhill from the cathedral and marks this small countries past of occupations It was only free from 1918 to 1939 when the soviets invaded then of course the Nazis from 1941-44 when the soviets re...More

1  Thank Martin P
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Loved my experience at this museum. Moving and valuable information that's well-displayed and well-preserved. Very informative and interesting. Important to visit.

1  Thank Peter20274
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Loved this museum. It is high-quality, with lots of information in English. I felt like I understood the Soviet occupation of this country, and others, in a while new way. Fascinating.

1  Thank lisarayt
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Being a native born American, I had only a vague knowledge of Estonia and it's checkered past. Visiting the museum made me appreciate the freedoms I have always taken for granted. The museum's focus is on the occupation first by the Russians, then by the...More

1  Thank Paul39604
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Very interesting to see how Tallinn fared during the years of the Soviet Union, and heartening to see very clearly that it retained its own independence and character despite the years of oppression.

1  Thank fortonbear
Reviewed 19 January 2018

If history interests you, take this tour. It is fun to see the hotel floor that "did not exist" and learn about the ways that the Soviets spied on the visitors to this Estonian hotel.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

The information presented in the exhibits and videos is very interesting and important in understanding Estonia's history. However, the execution needs rethinking. There are videos for each period, each lasting 20-30 minutes, available in three languages, however if you want it in a specific language...More

4  Thank elka_3
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

The concept behind the museum is great but unfortunately it has been very poorly executed. The exhibition features a series of roughly 30 minute videos and therein lies the problem. When listening to our particular video, it was almost impossible to block out the other...More

2  Thank Curly_Kale64
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to visit while holidaying in Tallinn as a tourist. This is an important, well presented museum of a part of history many will be unfamiliar with (I am British and knew nothing about the Estonian occupations prior...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I think the museum does a good job of capturing the timeline of Estonia's occupations. It was pretty disturbing in some areas -- mostly in the very detailed videotaped interviews of people who suffered. It was interesting and well done, and gives you a lot...More

1  Thank blooberry
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