2017 brought record-breaking number of visitors to the Estonian Museum of Natural History

02. January 2018

In 2017 62,879 people visited the Estonian Museum of Natural History. That is almost 8,000 visitors more than the last record in 2014.

“We are very glad that so many people found their way to the natural history museum this year. This is the best recognition to or work,” says Heidi Vilu, the head of the museum. “Record breaking visitor number shows that nature themes are close to people’s hearts and that we are able to offer our visitors many different things that bring them back again and again,” she adds.

Both traditional events and bold new steps play an important part in the record high visitor number. The biggest part in it plays the exhibition “The Secrets of Ancient Sea” that was opened in the beginning of 2017 and brought almost 7,000 visitors to the museum with first month. The exhibition was completed with a 360-degree virtual reality movie in the summer.

“2017 showed us that taking risks pays off and museum visitor values innovative good quality exhibitions and the educational experience it provides,” says Vilu to sum up last year. 

News archive

  1. 01. March 2018 Exhibition „The Secrets of Ancient Sea“ will be open until autumn
  2. 19. February 2018 Estonian Museum of Natural History is open on 24 February
  3. 14. February 2018 Estonian Museum of Natural History opens an exhibition presenting the love locks of butterflies
  4. 02. January 2018 2017 brought record-breaking number of visitors to the Estonian Museum of Natural History
  5. 04. December 2017 Museum opening times in December
  6. 15. September 2017 The Estonian Museum of Natural History displays 150 species of mushrooms
  7. 21. July 2017 The virtual reality experience of the Estonian Museum of Natural History invites you to meet ancient creatures
  8. 12. June 2017 Estonian Museum of Natural History is closed on 23 and 24 June
  9. 25. May 2017 New exhibition "What if..." tells a colorful story about sea creatures
  10. 12. May 2017 Night of Museums 2017 takes place on Saturday, 20th of May
  11. 03. April 2017 Estonian Museum of Natural History is open on 14, 15 and 16 April
  12. 20. January 2017 Estonian Museum of Natural History exhibition awakens the primitive sea creatures digitally
  13. 13. December 2016 Estonian Museum of Natural History is closed on 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January
  14. 08. December 2016 Estonian Museum of Natural History is reserved on 11 December
  15. 22. November 2016 Exhibition „Animals on the road“ introduces footprints on the ground and in the folklore
  16. 17. August 2016 Estonian Museum of Natural History is open on 20 August
  17. 16. August 2016 Photo exhibition “Discover the Earth” introduces nearly 500 million years old microfossils
  18. 22. June 2016 The Estonian Museum of Natural History opens a display introducing oil shale
  19. 15. June 2016 Estonian Museum of Natural History is closed on 23 and 24 June
  20. 27. April 2016 Estonian Museum of Natural History is open on 1 and 15 May
  21. 26. April 2016 Visit the Estonian Museum of Natural History for free this Friday
  22. 06. April 2016 Estonian Museum of Natural History brakes myths at the Estonian biggest lichen and moss exhibition
  23. 23. March 2016 Estonian Museum of Natural History is open on the holiday weekend
  24. 18. March 2016 Estonian Museum of Natural History opened a new interactive geological exhibition
  25. 29. October 2015 The Animal of the Year of Estonia and Latvia at the Museum of Natural History
  26. 22. September 2015 Night Flyers