60th Annual Conference of the Estonian National Museum

Practical Information

Conference registration desk

5 May 12:00-17:00
6 May 9:00-18:00
7 May 9:00-18:30

Name tag
A name tag is required for admittance to all official conference sessions and events. The name tag can be obtained from the registration desk.

Conference venue: 

Estonian National Museum
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu

The conference takes place in the Estonian National Museum, located at the centre of the historic Raadi Manor complex and old Soviet Military Airport, opened 1 October 2016.

The conference auditorium is Jakob Hurt Hall, equipped with free Wi-Fi and 2-pin plugs located under the seats.
Coffee breaks are provided for all conference participants outside Jakob Hurt Hall.
Lunch is provided for all registered conference participants in the ENM restaurant.

There are two permanent exhibitions, both of which have free admission for conference participants: the Estonian exhibition Encounters, and the Finno-Ugric exhibition Echo of the Urals. In addition there are several temporary exhibitions that are also free to conference participants (in the Temporary Exhibitions Hall). 

At the main entrance to the Estonian National Museum is the museum library, open from Tuesday to Friday 10:00-17:00. Computers are available for use and phones can be charged there. If you need to print your conference paper or boarding pass or make photocopies, this can be done in the library.

Getting to ENM

Conference bus
The conference bus will leave every conference morning from the car park between hotel Dorpat and hotel Tartu, and from the Raekoja plats bus stop near the hotels in the old town. The conference bus will return to the hotel every evening.

On foot
From the city centre walk up Roosi Street crossing a couple of other streets until you come to Muuseumi tee. You will see the main entrance to the ENM across the street in front of you. From the Tartu Town Hall Square it is approximately a 20-to-30-minute walk.

By bike
You can use the Tartu Smart Bikes for getting around the city. For more information, see: and download the Tartu Smart Bike mobile app.

Public transport
From the city centre, bus no. 7 goes to ENM (name of the bus stop in front of the museum: ERM) every half hour at 06 and 36 minutes past the hour. Start from Soola stop by the Dorpat Conference Centre or Raeplats stop by the old town. From ENM back to Soola and Raeplats, the bus goes every half hour at 28 and 58 past the hour.  

The ride takes around 10 minutes, the last bus from ENM back to the centre goes at 22:29. Information is available at, enter ‘Soola’ or ‘Raeplats’ and ‘ERM’ for details.
Tartu uses a chip card system, which can be purchased at R-Kiosk, shopping venues and stores. A list of retailers is available at The card costs €2. You can load money onto your card and buy tickets at sales points, online at and via your mobile phone. The cards can also be used in Tallinn (or Tallinn cards in Tartu).
A single ticket for 1 hour costs €0,83; a 1 day ticket €2,11; and a 10 day ticket €7,03.

Note that you can also use yor contactless card in every ride. The price for a single ticket is the same, and if you use your contactless card 3 or more times a day, the ticket changes to a 1 day ticket automatically.

Most taxi drivers speak some English and all taxis are equipped with meters. The journey from the main square to the museum by electric taxi Välk (1917 or 56858954) is around €5, with the code name MUSEUM you will get 10% of discount.

Important numbers
Area code for phone calls from abroad: +372
Emergency number in Estonia: 112
Police: 110
Ambulance: 112
Pharmacy 24h: Town Hall Square
Info numbers: 1182, 1185, 1188

Useful Links
Estonian National Museum
City of Tartu
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