The University of Tartu Museum Estonia

Second only to Tallinn, Tartu is home to the city’s oldest university, the University of Tartu (Tartu Ülikool), which was built in 1632.

The Tartu University Museum, which is the old building of the University of Tartu located at Ülikooli 18 and should be included in your sightseeing itinerary, adds a historical atmosphere to Toome Hill with its ruins.

Tartu Universitesi
Tartu Universitesi Kalintilari

The seal-shaped sculpture of politician Johan Skytte, which you will see in the garden of the museum, is worth seeing. The seal, on which the inscriptions were revealed with laser technique, has a height of 2.4 meters.

The remains of the walls, each one bigger than the other, offer great shots for photographs. We don’t know whether this building used to be a university or a cathedral, but what we do know is that it looks fascinating both from the outside and the inside.

Tartu Ruins Johan Skytte
Tartu Universitesi Kalintilari 2

I am sure the museum, which we could not enter because it was closed during our visit, is as exciting as the outside.