Attractions & museums

    Estonian Jewish Museum

    The museum gives a thorough overview of the Jewish community in Estonia during different times in history.
    This is where various materials concerning the destiny of Estonian Jews are stored. The exposition of the museum comprises of three sections: a permanent exhibition, a library with books written by or about Estonian Jews and a thematic electronic archive. The large paper archive is where the originals of the documents are stored.
    The museum features materials relating to three synagogues in Estonia, original items from the synagogue in Tartu, historical records about the first mention of Estonian Jews in 1333, and an exposition about the establishment of the Jewish Community of Estonia.


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    • Jewish museum

      tripadvisor rating 1 of 5
      January 7, 2020 By Karen R

      Took a very long walk to the much anticipated Jewish museum. It's quite difficult to find, about a 20 minute walk from the old town, but we were met with a VERY HOSTILE security guard on the entrance... Read more comments

    • Excellent overview of the Estonian Jewish experience

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      June 4, 2019 By JLB010

      Estonia has long been a buffer between Russia and the west. As such, it’s history is fascinating, and the experience of Estonian Jews is too. Plan about 45 minutes for the visit and make sure to chat... Read more comments

    • Difficult to find but...

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      May 17, 2019 By BerkoBoy88

      Well worth the effort. There is a chronological history of the Jews in Estonia and how they were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis. Yet the current population of about 2000 is vibrant. They even... Read more comments