Theme rooms on the 3rd floor

A HISTORY OF HYGIENE

The Hygiene Room gives an overview of hygiene in the austere Soviet times and takes a closer look at bacteria, viruses, endo and ectoparasites.

A UNIQUE GLASS WOMAN

The history of the Glass Woman dates back to 1928, when the first model of this kind was made in the German Hygiene Museum. Our transparent glass woman dates from 1989, and is so unique she should be on display in the History Museum. However, the electronics and technology miracle of those times is fully functional, presenting the inner organs of the human body in a 9-minute lecture.

PREGNANCY AND BIRTH

The beginning of a new life is one of the greatest wonders in this world. How does fertilisation happen? What does an embryo do in the mother’s womb all day long? How can you calculate the exact birth date of a child? A transparent model of a pregnant woman gives an idea about how the embryo fits in the mother’s womb and what kind of changes this brings about in the female organism.

SEXUALITY

What is love? What is the difference between sexuality and sex? How does one protect oneself against unwanted pregnancy and venereal diseases? You can find thorough answers to these and other questions in the museum.

ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCES

The most addictive substances include heroin, nicotine, cocaine, alcohol, hashish and amphetamine. Every addiction comes with a price. The narcotic substances room gives an overview of the health impact of drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

THE ARC OF LIFE

Getting old is the only way to live a long life! The ‘Arc of Life’ computer program presents 9 nice Estonians of various ages who speak about how they feel in their age and what they dream of.

NATURAL DEATH

Summary of award winning exhibituon “Natural death” is presented here.This exhibition aimed to show death as a natural part of life not to be feared or mystified.The exhibition explained how and why people die and clarified what changes happen to our bodies after death. The visitors are able to listen to funeral music, try out our digital-autopsy table and see different items linked to death and grief.