Open House Tartu

Open House Tartu is an architecture weekend held in Tartu as a satellite event of Open House Tallinn. The main purpose of the event is to create an opportunity for everyone to take an interest in architecture and learn more about it. During one spring weekend, April 20-21, around 30 different locations in Tartu will open their doors to the public for free. Open House Tartu is part of the main programme of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024.

Selected places, either architecturally, culturally or historically significant, make up a programme that involves over 300 tours and the contribution of more than 100 volunteers. Although led by volunteer guides, the tours have been put together by experts in their field: architects, historians, site managers, but also residents. A special programme is dedicated to young people.


Open House Tartu is organized by Estonian Centre for Architecture (ECA). ECA is a non-profit institution developing the architectural culture in Estonia and promoting contemporary Estonian architecture abroad and within Estonia.