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 Estonia) 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.
A.H Tammsaare muuseum


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 4
Discounted ticket (school and university students, seniors) EUR 3
Family tickets (parents and children) EUR 8 
Tour guide EUR 25