A. Le Coq

Beer Museum

Tartu was the birthplace of the Estonian beer industry and it has been a beer city for almost a thousand years. The Beer Museum opened on 1 July 2003 in order to preserve the history of industrial beer brewing. It is located in the malt tower built on the A. Le Coq site in 1898. It exhibits more than 2000 items. The exposition tells the story of beer brewing around the world and in Estonia, from the beer culture of ancient Egypt to the present day. The museum’s collection includes equipment used for making beer at home as well as old industrial brewing equipment. Of course, there are also bottle caps, bottles, mugs and barrels. The items in the museum introduce the beer-drinking traditions of students and include the brewery’s own money and medals from global exhibitions.



Guided tours (in Estonian, English or Russian) last for two hours. The tour includes visiting production premises and the museum, and ends with A. Le Coq product tasting in the museum pub. The museum is closed on public holidays.

Guided tours for individual visitors are available at 14:00 on Thursdays and at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 on Saturdays. Registration is not necessary.

Groups (8-25 people) are required to register for guided tours. The tours take place at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 from Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You can register from 8:00-16:30 on business days by calling us on +372 744 9713 or +372 744 9711, by e-mailing muuseum[ät]alecoq.ee or by filling in the form below (which will then be automatically forwarded to us at muuseum[ät]alecoq.ee).


Over 18 years of age 10 euros

Up to 17 years of age (incl.) 3 euros

Payment for a tour in a gift shop in cash or by card payment. It is also possible to pay by voucher transfer.

Entrance to the Beer Museum is via the main gate of the brewery on Laulupeo puiestee (the gate facing Tähtvere Park).

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