Practical Information

We have gatehred everything you need to know to get ready for NEMO's European Museum Conference 2019 on this page.

Before the Conference

  • Registration and conference fee

    The conference fee is 150 Euro and includes access to all conference offers, including meals and dinners.

    • If you are a NEMO member, the participation is free for 2 representatives from the member organisation. Additional delegates from the member organisation pay a discounted fee of 100 Euro per person. Please present proof of membership
    • Members of organisations that are members of NEMO receive a discount of 20% (120 Euro). Please present proof of membership
    • Students receive a 50% discount (75 Euro). Please present student ID

    We want to encourage the full participation from our colleagues in Tartu and Estonia to connect with their European colleagues. This is why we have reduced fees for:

    • Staff members at the Estonian National Museum, who attend the conference free of charge
    • Members of the Estonian Museums Association, who pay a conference fee of 75 Euro
    • Staff members from museums from the rest of Estonia, who pay a conference fee of 75 Euro

    Registration has closed. Get in touch with with any questions.

  • Who is the conference for?

    NEMO's European Museum Conference is open for everyone and especially targets museum directors, culture policy people, museum educators, activists, students, people active in European cooperation projects, curators, representatives of museum organisations, museums interest groups and policy makers on national and European level.

  • Travel

    Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia and can be accessed via the airport in the capital city Tallinn. It takes about 2,5 hours to travel from the airport to Tartu with bus or train.

    Please do consider alternatives to flying, such as taking the train or bus to minimize your carbon footprint when traveling to the conference. 

    Delegates traveling from Helsinki, Finland, have the option of flying directly to Tartu Airport with Finnair. The Airport Express Bus (free) or taxi, which costs about €11-14, takes you into the city of Tartu. 

    Travel from Tallinn to Tartu

    By bus
    On you can book one of over 30 express buses that depart daily from Tallinn's bus station via Tallinn Airport (Lennujaam) to Tartu bus station. Bus tickets are about €10 and all buses have Wi-Fi.

    People arriving late at night to Tallinn Airport can order the Tartu-Tallinn airport shuttle, which costs about €20. 

    By train
    For roughly the same price as the bus, one can take the train from Tallinn to Tartu. Eight trains depart daily from Tallinn's Balti Jaam train station to Tartu and you can book your ticket on It is recommended to book seats in advance since the trains usually fill up, especially on Fridays and Sundays. The trains have free Wi-Fi.

  • Venues

    Most of the conference programme will take place at the Estonian National Museum. The museum is situated 2 kilometres outside of the city centre and daily shuttles will take conference delegates from Tartu to the museum.

     Conference map

    Estonian National Museum
    Muuseumi tee 2
    60532 Tartu

    University of Tartu Museum
    Lossi 25
    51003 Tartu

  • Accommodation

    The hosting organisation, the Estonian National Museum, has collected hotel offers and recommendations for your stay in Tartu and Tallinn during NEMO's European Museum Conference 2019. The special prices are only available if the hotel is booked via the booking form on On the same page you will also find more information about the hotels.

    Please note that the hotel deals have different booking deadlines, the first one expires on 1 October 2019 and the last one on 15 October 2019. Please find exact deadlines in the accommodation booking form under each hotel's descriptions.

At the Conference

  • Getting to the Estonian National Museum

    Conference bus
    The free conference shuttle busses will take you to and from the conference venue. The busses depart from hotel Dorpat and the Raekoja Plats bus station. The bus schedule is available on the dedicated conference page (link sent via email). 

    By foot
    It takes about 20 - 30 minutes to walk from the city centre to the conference venue.

    By bike
    You can use the Tartu Smart Bikes to get around the city and bike to the museum. Check out for more information and download the Tartu Smart Bike mobile app.

    Public transport
    Bus number 7 will take you to the Estonian National Museum / Eesti Rahva Muuseum (ERM). It departs every half hour at 02 and 32 minutes past the hour from Kesklinn/Soola by the Dorpat Conference Centre. The bus returns from the Estonian National Museum every half hour at 29 and 59 past the hour. The ride takes about 10 minutes and the last bus leaves at 22:29 from the Estonian National Museum  back the centre. Information is available at; enter ‘Kesklinn’ and ‘ERM’ for details.

    Tartu uses chip cards for the busses. These can be purchased for €2 at R-Kiosk, shopping venues and stores. A list of retailers is available at You can load money onto your card and buy tickets at sales points, online at and via your mobile phone. The cards can also be used in Tallinn (just like the Tallinn cards can be used in Tartu).

    A single ticket costs €0,83; a 1 hour ticket €0,96; a 1 day ticket €2,11; and a 10 day ticket €7,03.

    The journey from the city centre to the museum with electric taxi company Välk costs about €5 and you receive a 10% discount with the code NEMO2019. Call +372-1917 or +372-56858954 to book an electrical taxi.  

  • Conference registration desk


    • 8 November 09:00-18:00
    • 9 November 08:30-18:00
  • Conference badge

    You need the name tag to access the conference events. You will get your name tag at the registration desk.

  • Happening at the Estonian National Museum

    There are two permanent exhibitions, both of which have free admission for conference participants, the Estonian exhibition Encounters, and the Finno-Ugric exhibition Echo of the Urals. In addition, there are several temporary exhibitions, such as DIY Estonia, that also are free for the conference participants.

    At the main entrance to the Estonian National Museum you will find the museum library, open from Tuesday to Friday 10:00-17:00. At the library, you can borrow a computer, charge your phone and print conference paper or boarding pass or make photocopies.

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