War Museums in Estonia

Vaivara Sinimäed Museum

Location Roheline 19D, Vaivara, Ida-Viru County
59°22′21.41″, 27°52′24.94″
Opening hours Tue–Sat 10:00–17:00
15 June to 15 August Tue–Sat 10:00–19:00, Sun 10:00–16:00
Admission 3 EUR
2 EUR concessions(students aged 10+, university students, conscripts, pensioners)
1 EUR member of a childrens group up to age 10
7 EUR family ticket
Pre-school children, veterans, victims of repression and people treated as victims of repression upon presenting a relevant certificate – free of charge
Guided tours Only upon prior booking
10 EUR in the museum(up to 30 min)
30 EUR estonian language tour introducing the area
35 EUR foreign language tour introducing the area
tel +372 392 4634
+372 5647 4552
e-mail muuseum@vaivara.ee
www http://muuseum.vaivaravald.ee
Additional services upon prior booking: catering, special programmes, worksheets and programmes for school students, era-themed events and camping

The museum is located in the renovated granary and smithy of Vaivara Manor. The exhibition is dedicated to the 1944 battles on the River Narva and in the Sini­mäed Hills and includes weapons, uniforms, personal belongings of soldiers, war-time photographs, propa­ganda posters of warring parties, etc. History films and documentary clips can be watched on the big screen. Despite this gloomy topic, the structure of the exhibition is family-centred: while parents focus on a more detailed study of the exhibits, younger visitors can enjoy a hands-on experience with some of the items – this is allowed at our museum. Taking photographs requires special permission.
While the permanent exhibition at the museum focuses mainly on the 1944 battles, our guides and tour instructors have broader expertise that includes nature tourism, military history and cultural history.