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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    • Estonian history

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      June 30, 2021 By Sunshine12953265195

      We like our visit in museum. The visit was interesting and it was easy to understand complex Estonian history of 20th century.

    • Good idea, but doesn't quite gel

      tripadvisor rating 3 of 5
      September 6, 2020 By qferryman

      The museum is a five minute walk from Freedom Square. It houses a collection of recorded histories of people brutalised by the Nazis and the Soviets. You are given SMARTphones at the entrance and... Read more comments

    • If you want to understand, go there.

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      July 3, 2020 By nikolausk779

      Take your time and go there. Use at least two hours to spend there. You will and can understand about the Estonians in two hours more than without the museum in some days. Personal items are... Read more comments