Attractions & museums

    Vabamu

    Vabamu focuses on personal narratives about crimes against humanity to help us better appreciate justice and freedom. The museum explores Estonia’s recent history, occupations, freedom and the individual stories behind them.   

    The permanent exhibition ‘Freedom Without Borders’, which speaks of occupation, resistance, freedom and recovery, consists of five parts: crimes against humanity, Estonians in the free world, life in Soviet Estonia, the restoration of independence, and freedom.

    En route through the museum, the visitor is accompanied by an e-tour guide specially designed for the permanent exhibition. The guide takes the visitor on a gripping and contemplative journey through the paths of recent history.

    The museum offers e-tour guides in seven languages (Estonian, Russian, English, Finnish, German, French, and Spanish). E-tour guides are included in the ticket price. 

    Vabamu has a special exhibition targeted at children, which provides memorable activities for the whole family and recounts gripping stories for different age groups. Families also have a custom-designed e-tour guide that invites kids to discover exciting activities throughout our museum. 

    Free entrance with Tallinn Card
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    • Soak in the history

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      June 25, 2022 By richardmP1661JV

      The museum covers the main recent times that Estonia has been occupied. Firtly by the Germans in the second world war and then by Russia as part of the USSR. There are a lot of objects that are used... Read more comments

    • Fascinating explanation of Estonian experience of 29th century

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      June 15, 2022 By Brigitte F

      We were in the museum in summer of 2019. It was outstanding. Excellent summary of the Estonian experience of the Soviet occupation. Lots of history we had not previously heard and very eye-opening... Read more comments

    • A place that make you (re)think what freedom is

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      October 28, 2021 By csillal2021

      Not for rushing travellers, but definitely worth giving you an hour/ two for yourself to think about what freedom means. Mostly built on personal experience of people who really suffered from... Read more comments