Opening hours and ticket prices

Opening hours

May–September Wed–Sun 12:00–18:00

October–April 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.

Ticket prices


4 €


3 €

Family ticket***

10 €

Group ticket****


Planetarium ticket

3 €

Planetarium concession ticket, in case museum ticket is purchased to visit the museum

2 €

Museum Friday's ticket 1€

Museum Friday takes place on the last Friday of every month. Museum and student lock-up could be visited with Museum Friday's ticket.

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

  01.10-30.04 01.05-30.09*





9 €


Family ticket***

24 €


Combo ticket is valid for 30 days.

* Entrance to viewing platform of the historical Tartu cathedral incl.

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

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

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

Both cash and card payments are accepted.

Free admission

  • Children up to 8 years inclusive

  • University of Tartu students

  • University of Tartu employees

  • Employees of Estonian museums

  • International Council of Museums (ICOM) card holders

  • Disabled children up to 16 years included and their carers

  • Severely disabled people 16 years and over and their carers

  • 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

Guide service

Guided tours are available in Estonian, English and German. For more languages see below.

In Estonian

30 €, plus the tickets

In other languages

40 €, plus the tickets

It is possible to book guided tours of the Old Observatory outside official opening hours. The tickets are double the price (except for school groups). Out of hours tours should be arranged at least 3 workdays prior to the visit.

It is possible to order short tours from qualified city guides. Same prices apply. Contact either the observatory or the guide. 

Sigita Matuklevičienė

Languages: Luthuanian, English, Russian, German, French

Contact information: +372 5391 7469;

Ilze Salnaja-Värv

Languages: Latvian, English

Contact information: +372 56467573; +371 26052846; alpiniste@inb

Märt Männik


Languages: German, Estonian

Contacts: 5667 6458;

Anti Lillak

Languages: Estonian, English

Contact information:; +372 55 40 99 8

Tiina Auling

Languages: Estonian, German

Contact 514 2307

Kalli Kukk

Languages: Finnish, Estonian

Contact information:, +372 55647541

Free admission:

April 19, University of Tartu Museum’s birthday

May 18, the International Museum Day

October 25, Anniversary of the opening of Academia Gustaviana

November 18, European Academic Heritage Day