Estonian Aviation Museum

The Estonian Aviation Museum is located near Tartu, in the village of Lange. Its exhibition introduces visitors to the history and development of air transport, featuring a collection of both civil and military airplanes and helicopters. Some exhibits are accessible for interior viewing.

Permanent Exhibition of the Aviation Museum

The Estonian Aviation Museum’s permanent exhibition comprises 32 airplanes and gliders, and 6 helicopters. The collection also includes anti-aircraft guns and ground-to-air missiles from the Soviet era, all of which were armed in Estonia several decades ago.

The museum’s collection is situated on a vast field, with the majority of the exhibition under the open sky. The airplanes are displayed in open hangars, with nearly every exhibit accompanied by a ladder, allowing access to the pilot’s cockpit.

A portion of the exhibition is housed in two buildings, showcasing high-class airplane models. The collection boasts over 500 such models. Notably, airplane models are available for purchase at the museum’s souvenir shop.

Interesting Facts

The Estonian Aviation Museum has been operational since 2002, growing from a private collection that included technology from Sweden, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, England, Finland, Italy, and the USA. The museum periodically acquires new exhibits.

Annually, the museum hosts an event called Flying Days, typically in June. This event is a full-fledged air show where the Estonian Air Force and pilots from the Estonian Aviation Academy showcase their skills.

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Hours of Operation

The Estonian Aviation Museum is open daily from May 1st to October 31st. In May and October, visitors can visit from 10:00 to 16:00. From the beginning of June to the end of September, the museum operates from 10:00 to 18:00. On June 23rd and 24th, the museum is open from 10:00 to 16:00.

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Other Interesting Museums

  • In the village of Järva-Jaani, there is an interesting museum dedicated to transport called the Old Technology Shelter. Also located here is the Firefighting Museum.
  • When traveling to the islands, be sure to visit the Hiiumaa Military Museum on the Tahkuna peninsula, which has a fine collection of old technology.
  • The Motor Sports Museum, located in the village of Turba between Tallinn and Haapsalu, is also worthy of attention.