The mission of the University of Tartu Museum is to
preserve, replenish and display the historical, art and cultural heritage and the natural science and humanities collections of the University of Tartu;
do internationally renowned research in the fields of its nature, history and art science collections;
value scientific, natural and cultural heritage and use it in educational enterprises;
preserve nature, the environment and health and find sustainable solutions.
The vision of the University of Tartu Museum is to be a distinguished museum in the history of nature, art and science, and a nationally and internationally important scientific institute that introduces cultural heritage and offers programmes complementing hobby and formal education.