ABOUT THE MUSEUM

The University of Tartu Art Museum is located in the historical University Main Building, which has become a symbolic landmark of the city of Tartu. The Art Museum has operated in the same rooms since 1868, which is the year the Pompeian style interior was finished.

The Art Museum also organises visits to other significant rooms in the Main Building – the Assembly Hall with its classical interior and the student lock-up in the attic.

  • Visit our antique permanent exhibition, which consists of sculptures – original size plaster cast copies of the best works of Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Greece. The Art Museum also displays many ancient originals: an Egyptian mummy, coins, cases, clay lamps and cuneiform tablets.

  • Take part in Art Wednesdays, family days and other fun events!

  • Book a guided tour of the Main Building and Art Museum!

  • Rent rooms for special occasions.

The University of Tartu Art Museum is a branch of the University of Tartu Museum. Other branches include the Old Observatory and the Old Anatomical Theatre. The latter is currently closed for renovation. The University of Tartu also operates a Natural History Museum and Botanical Gardens.