Attractions & museums

    Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom

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

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      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

    • Baby Gone with Bathwater

      tripadvisor rating 3 of 5
      October 2, 2021 By GuyM4Trees

      The new version of this museum lost too much in the transition. Gone are the detailed exhibits of artifacts that I enjoyed on my last visit. I was told they are not digitally archived, so they are... Read more comments

    • Unforgettable

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      September 18, 2021 By costaspag

      This is the real history of the last 100 years and it shows what the people of Estonia have been through. Humbling experience.