Practical Information

Local organisers:

Conference registration desk
8 Nov 9:00-18:00
9 Nov 8:30-18:00

Name tag
A name tag is required for admittance to all official conference sessions and events. The name tag can be obtained from the registration desk.

Conference venues

Estonian National Museum
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu

The conference takes place in the Estonian National Museum, located at the centre of the historic Raadi Manor complex and old Soviet Military Airport, opened 1 October 2016.

The conference auditorium is Jakob Hurt Hall, equipped with free Wi-Fi and 2-pin plugs located under the seats.
Coffee breaks are provided for all conference participants outside Jakob Hurt Hall.
Lunch is provided for all registered conference participants in the ENM restaurant.
The conference opening and dinner will take place in the ENM restaurant.
The conference closing reception will take place in University of Tartu 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 that are also free to conference participants (in the Temporary Exhibitions Hall).

At the main entrance to the Estonian National Museum is the museum library, open from Tuesday to Friday 10:00-17:00. Computers are available for use and phones can be charged there. If you need to print your conference paper or boarding pass or make photocopies, this can be done in the library.

University of Tartu Museum
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
Lossi 25, Tartu

The conference dinner on 9 November takes place in the White Hall of the University of Tartu Museum. The Museum is situated in the centre of Tartu on Toome Hill, the historic heart of both Tartu and the University campus. Museum gives an overview of the history of science and university education from the 17th century to the present day.

Getting to ENM

Conference bus
The conference bus will leave every conference morning from the car park between hotel Dorpat and hotel Tartu, and from the Raekoja plats bus station from the hotels in the old town. The Conference bus will return to the hotel every evening.

On foot
From the city centre walk up Roosi Street crossing a couple of other streets until you come to Muuseumi tee, you will see the main entrance to the ENM across the street in front of you. From the Tartu Town Hall Square it is approximately a 20 to 30 minute walk.

By bike
You can use the Tartu Smart Bikes for getting around the city. For more information you need to check: and download the Tartu Smart Bike mobile renting.

Public transport
From the city centre the no. 7 bus goes to ENM (ERM) every half hour at 02 and 32 minutes past the hour from Kesklinn/Soola stop by the Dorpat Conference Centre. And from ERM back to Kesklinn/Soola every half hour at 29 and 59 past the hour. The ride takes around 10 minutes, the last bus goes at 22:29 from the ENM back the the centre. Information is available at, enter ‘Kesklinn’ and ‘ERM’ for details.
Tartu uses a chip card system, which can be purchased at R-Kiosk, shopping venues and stores. A list of retailers is available at The card costs €2. 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 (or Tallinn cards 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.
But you can also use yor contactless card in every ride.

Most taxi drivers speak some English and all taxis are equipped with meters. The journey from the main square to the museum by electric taxi Välk (1917 or 56858954) is around €5, with the code name NEMO2019 you will get 10% of discount.

Important numbers
Area code for phone calls from abroad: +372
Emergency number in Estonia: 112
Police: 110
Ambulance: 112
Pharmacy 24h (Town Hall Square)
Info numbers: 1182, 1185, 1188

Useful Links
Estonian National Museum
City of Tartu
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