The displays here illustrate the hardships and horrors of five decades of occupation, under both the Nazis (briefly) and the Soviets. The photos and artefacts are interesting but it’s the videos (lengthy but enthralling) that leave the greatest impression – and the joy of a happy ending. The museum has also opened the former KGB prison cells as a separate historical site.
The overwhelming majority of the exhibits are focused on the lengthy Soviet period; for more detail on the Nazi occupation, visit Maarjamäe Palace Stables.
The museum is closed on public holidays.