Why locals love it?
The Museum of Occupations is a harrowing reminder of the country's not-so-distant past, with displays from both the Nazi and the Soviet occupations of Estonia. During World War II, the country was unfortunate enough to experience occupation by both of the warring sides. Estonia went from brutal hand to brutal hand.
Why you should visit it
All in all the exhibition is put together rather well and offers a fairly concise overview of the recent history of the country. As the collection includes items from the everyday life of Soviet citizens as well as artefacts from the war, the museum will appeal to curious visitors and history buffs alike.
Tickets are €4 for adults and €2 for students.
Toompea 8 Tallinn
- Phone:+372 66 80 250
Latest Museum of Occupations Reviews
Martin Omander on Aug. 13, 2012
It's one thing to read about the Nazi and Soviet occupations, and quite another to see artifacts from them. This museum brings home the feeling of occupation in large and small with a clever choice of exhibits. There are suit cases lining the walls, from people who had to flee the country. There is a collection of cell doors. You can see surveillance equipment, an accounting ledger that had to have the "Estonian Republic" lettering removed from its cover, a book that was cleaved with an axe because it had been translated by a free thinker. A true treat for the history buff!