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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.

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 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

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