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Welcome to the University of Tartu Natural History Museum – the oldest museum in Estonia, founded in 1802. In the permanent exhibition you can travel through the life history of the Earth in life and inanimate life, from the origin of the Universe to modern natural diversity. About 8,000 exhibits of world and Estonian nature have been exhibited. Our permanent exhibition is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. 

Permanent exhibition: Earth. Life. Story

The permanent exhibition since 2016. Over 8000 exhibits from the nature of Estonia and of the world.

The 3rd Estonian Taxonomy Day: Hybrid conference "Biodiversity Digital Services"

The third Estonian Taxonomy Day focuses on the availability of biodiversity data. The conference is part of the programme of the 220th anniversary of the University of Tartu Natural History Museum and the Faculty of Science and Technology and will take place on 14 May at Oecologicum (J. Liivi 2, Tartu) and online.

DOI codes will be used parallel to species names

Scientists at the University of Tartu created a new method for communicating species. 

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