Tammsaare Museum in Vargamäe (Thief’s Hill) is situated in the birth home of Anton Hansen Tammsaare, one of the most famous Estonian writers. It was in late 19th century that the author’s parents Ann and Peeter Hansen found their way here in the midst of swamps and bogs. Harsh living conditions, untamed nature, and a spiteful neighbor put the fortitude and strength of will of the Tammsaare folks to the test. Experience from the birth farm underlies Tammsaare’s most renowned novel Truth and Justice (Tõde ja õigus in Estonian) which touches upon the lives and goings-on, interpersonal relations, and the never-ending battle with the earth and soil of our Estonian ancestors. Vargamäe exhibits the scene of action of the famous novel and a typical domicile of an Estonia farming family, surrounded by pure nature.


We are located in Vetepere Village, Järva Rural Municipality, Järva County.

How to arrive

You can come by car and park in the large free parking area. 

By train: www.elron.ee
Take the train to Aegviidu stop, about 26 km from the museum. From there, take the bus to Otsa stop (4 km away).

By bus: peatus.ee
Bus traffic is sparse, so check the bus schedule before coming. The nearest stop is Otsa Stop (4 km away).

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Opening times

Autumn-Winter (Sept. 15th to May 14th)
Open Wed-Sun 10-15
Spring-Summer (May 15th to Sept. 14th)
Open Tue-Sun 11-18
Closed on National Holidays 


Single museum ticket EUR 5
Discounted ticket (school and university students, seniors) EUR 4
Family tickets (parents and children) EUR 10
Tour guide EUR 25 


SA A. H. Tammsaare Muuseum Vargamäel (Foundation A. H. Tammsaare Museum in Vargamäe)

Vetepere küla (Vetepere Village), Järva vald (Järva Rural Municipality), Järvamaa (Järva County) 73416, Estonia

Information: +372 5340 0637, +372 3859 020

Groups and booking: +372 5340 3461

E-mail: muuseum@vargamae.ee