Permanent exhibition
Visitors can take a look around the home of a middle-class citizen in the 1830s. The living room, dining room, study, bedroom and kitchen are all designed in the then prevalent Biedermeier style. The museum provides visitors with the opportunity to take a look at the daily life of a middle-class citizen in the 19 th century and see what households were like at the time. The premises feature original items, of which the most noteworthy are a square piano made by a master named Hasse from Tartu, a fully functional grandfather clock from England and a kitchen with an abundance of utensils. The fact that these old premises have no electric lighting only adds to the charm of winter-time museum visits. In summer there is a herb garden in the courtyard with plants that were common in this region in the 19 th century.

Temporary exhibition

New exhibition “Samovar” from October 16!

The exhibition features samovars from the collections of the Tartu City Museum. The majority of them belonged to Endel Taniloo, but were acquired to the collection of Tartu City Museum in 1981. Most of the samovars selected for the exhibition are made in various Tuula factories, the oldest dating back to the first half of the 19th century. A couple of coffee machines from the 19th century can also be seen.

Samovar was a common item in the wealthy Tartu homes of the 19th century. Samovars are good example on how to create a warm mood for cold autumn.