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Estonian Sports and Olympic Museum

Ruutli 15, Tartu 51007, Estonia
+372 730 0750
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Very nice museum; learned a lot about Estonia's sports history

This museum was a great find and if you are into sports it is a great way to spend an hour or so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
skink
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Falls Church, Virginia
Interesting and amusing

This is a great place to spend an hour, right in the middle of the Old Town. The exhibits from the... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
farnhamian
,
Surrey
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The Estonian Sports Museum, founded in 1963, is the largest sports museum in the Baltics. Exhibition rooms on three floors, historic cellar and specialized library just in the centre of Tartu are worth discovering. In March 2017, a new exhibition "All in!" was opened on the first floor of museum. Exhibition focuses on major ball games- basketball, football, handball and volleyball. New interactive solutions such as reaction wall and serve speed measure technology are waiting for sport fans of all ages. New museum experience includes posiibility to play football on our mini-football court as well as basketball and hanball. All historic texts are in english as well. The permanent exposition "Hortus Athleticus" (in Estonian and English) gives a thorough overview of the development of Estonian sport through various stages of history. Museum visitor meets the mileu of the age with historic awards, cups and sports equipment. Besides exhibition, the permanent exposition offers several fun but educating entertainment posibilities. The visitor can participate in virtual Olympic tour, test his/her strength on the simulators of tug-of-war and cycling, test knowledge in sports quizzes, take photos among old-time strongmen or scan QR codes for more information (first museum in Estonia that uses QRpedia). Guided tours available!
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3 weeks ago
“Very nice museum; learned a lot about Estonia's sports history”
4 Jul 2017
“Interesting and amusing”
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was a great find and if you are into sports it is a great way to spend an hour or so. The displays, especially the permanent exhibitions on the second floor are excellent and trace the country's rich sports history. I learned that...More

Thank skink
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to spend an hour, right in the middle of the Old Town. The exhibits from the early years of Estonia's independence show how sport came to express a sense of nationhood, while those from the Soviet era illustrate the slightly...More

Thank farnhamian
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I was seriously amazed that its so modern and interactive museum. Kids coult touch stuff and climb on motorcycle. And i was so happy to see olympic medals in real life. Paul Keres has its own room and of course, you can play chess there...More

Thank KatrinJ_est
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Really nothing too interesting if you don't care about sports in Estonia...could have some kind of games or interactive sports things for people and especially children to do

Thank jeffthecheff
Reviewed 24 March 2016

On the one hand - it's not a huge place and it won't take you much time until you start with interactive stands. On another hand - there are quite many things to see.

Thank Father_Aleks
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Fantastic place! You can see a lot of different and important sport's tracks,from all over the world!

Thank Dadafasi
Siim R, Manager at Estonian Sports and Olympic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Siim Randoja Head of Development

Reviewed 18 April 2012

This museum consists of two: entry fee allows to visit postal museum in this same building. I am not very excited about sports, but feeling some one else passion for it was a pleasant experience. Take friends, family or children with you. You must feel...More

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Siim R, Manager at Estonian Sports and Olympic Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2012

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I am delighted to know that your visit has been a success and I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Siim Randoja Head...More

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