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Tartu Old Observatory
Lossi 40
51003 Tartu
Phone: +372 737 6932


Opening hours

May–September Tue–Sun 10:00–18:00

October–April Tue–Sat 11:00–17:00

The museum is closed on public holidays.

It is possible to book guided tours of the Old Observatory outside official opening hours, but the price of tickets doubles.





From 1.05.2017



4 €



3 €

Family ticket**


8 €

Group ticket***


3,60 €

Planetarium ticket


3 €

Planetarium ticket with museum visit


2 €

The combined ticket includes entrance into the Old Observatory, the University of Tartu Art Museum and the University of Tartu Museum


8 €                                


6 €

Family ticket**

16 €

* Concession: students, university students, seniors, holders of international student (ISIC Scholar, ISIC Student) and teacher card (ITIC Teacher) and European Youth Card holders.

** Family ticket: up to 2 adults with children.

*** Group tickets are available from 12 adults or more.


Free admission

  • Children up to 8 years

  • University of Tartu students

  • University of Tartu employees

  • Employees of Estonian museums

  • International Council of Museums (ICOM) card holders

  • Disabled children

  • International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) press card holders

  • One teacher leading a group of students

  • One guide leading a tour group

  • Tartu Environmental Education Centre Nature School’s student card holders


Free admission:

May 18, the International Museum Day

October 25, Anniversary of the opening of Academia Gustaviana

November 18, European Academic Heritage Day

April 27, Old Observatory’s birthday


Both cash and card payments are accepted.