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Museums & Galleries

Tartu Old Observatory

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Tartu Old Observatory, which used to be one of the world’s most important centres of astronomy, is a gem among the Estonian research facilities. Here, you can enjoy a comprehensive permanent exhibition about the research of astronomy and space, admire the world’s best telescope and the Arabic Globe, count the falling meteors, and learn about the constellations. The observatory hosts planetarium shows, lectures, family days, sky observations, and other events. Since 2005, the Struve Geodetic Arc, one of the measuring points of which is located in the Tartu Old Observatory, has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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  • Uppsala tänav 8, Tartu linn
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  • +372 7376932
  • tahetorn [at] ut.ee
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  • Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
    Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
    Friday: 10:00 - 18:00
    Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00
    Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00
    Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00

  • Adult from 4€

    Child from 3€

    Family ticket from 10€

    Pensioner from 3€

    University student from 3€

    School student from 3€

Features and amenities

Amenities

WiFi

WC

Kids' exhibition

Site lighting

Seminar room

Information boards

Information point

Recreation area/picnic ground

Suitable for children

Activities for children

Guide service available

Estonian

English

German

Russian

Estonian

Estonian

Estonian

Estonian

Estonian

Finnish

Latvian

Additional services

Souvenirs

Workshops

Audio guide

Discount

Upon presentation of ITIC card

Upon presentation of ISIC card

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