Tartu Art Museum
Town Hall Square
Tartu’s main square is lined with grand buildings and echoes with the chink of glasses and plates in summer. The centrepiece is the Town...
Built between 1782 and 1789, this graceful building was designed by German architect JHB Walter, who modelled it on a typical Dutch town...
Vein ja Vine
Serving wine and excellent deli snacks, this little bar attracts a slightly older crowd (postgraduates, perhaps) but it still gets...
Truffe calls itself a cafe, although it feels more like an upmarket bar and the food is absolutely restaurant quality. One thing's for...
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Tartu Art Museum information
If you’re leaving one of the plaza’s pubs and you’re not sure whether you’re seeing straight, don’t use this building as your guide. Foundations laid partially over an old town wall have given a pronounced lean to this, the former home of Colonel Barclay de Tolly (1761–1818) – an exiled Scot who distinguished himself in the Russian army. It now contains an engrossing gallery spread over three levels, the bottom of which is given over to temporary exhibitions.
Paintings comprise the bulk of the permanent collection, along with some sculpture, photography, video art and mixed media work, including some truly wonderful 20th-century portraiture.