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Great Guild Hall

Pikk 17, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
+372 641 1630
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Ranked #26 of 143 Attractions in Tallinn
Type: Historic Sites
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The structure itself is quite nice. However, the stores inside were nothing special and their goods were really expensive. Some of them had artist's work space which I think is cool, and these homemade things are worth the higher price tag. But some of the stores have the same stuff you can buy for less in less famous buildings.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a small museum in the centre of the Old Town. It is extremely well laid out and tells the history of the country through boards and exhibits. There is also good interactive quizzes to make sure you have followed it, together with video. We went on a drizzly afternoon but I think it was so good that I'd... More

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Tollhouse, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We couldn't believe we had this excellent museum practically to ourselves. Located in Old Town, it takes the visitor from 11,000 years ago to the present with attractive displays. Reasonably priced. Friendly staff.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The building itself is worth seeing (one of the oldest intact door lintels in the city) - The museum of Estonian History is very well presented and is a great help for visitors who want to learn about the history of the country. An interesting (and at times quirky) collection.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

A number of different exhibitions in this museum. Upstairs there was a large collection of Estonian currency used throughout the centuries. On the main floor was a collection of historical artifacts as well as a couple of video histories (more aimed at the younger generation but still informative) detailing the ever changing fortunes of Estonia through various occupations, invasions, plagues... More

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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I had a lot of pre-conceptions about Tallinn before visiting, thinking that it would have an over-riding Soviet feel. Quickly these feelings got eradicated speaking to locals, this museum taught me a lot about Estonian History and I definitely got the impression Tallinn feels more like part of Northern Europe, which the city itself has a feel of. It was... More

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Malvern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is a small museum but has inter active displays and provided an interesting potted history of Estonia as well as other national details. Free day when we were there but would have been worth paying for. Tallinn has many small museums in it's historic centre and is a wonderful city to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We stumbled onto this little museum as we were wandering around the old city. It contained some interesting exhibits and helped increase our knowledge of Estonia's history. Don't put it on your "must see"list, but if you are passing by, do pop in for a look.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Unfortunately, it looks as though some slick designers sold the museum on a display that is confusing, distracting and does a disservice to the history that it is supposed to explicate. This is unfortunate because it is housed in a wonderful medieval guild hall. The attempt at "modern" communication fails, in our judgment. The show cases, which oddly cant inwards... More

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We're not a museum kind of family at all. But this museum was really wonderful, The building is beautiful in it's own worth, and the exibitions are very nicely made, fitting with the interiour. Go there!

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