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Great Guild Hall

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Address: Pikk 17, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 641 1630
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An engaging museum in a magnificent historic building

This review is mainly about the Estonian History Musuem, which is housed in the historic and very impressive Great Guild Hall. The building is quietly impressive from outside and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Gdansk, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Located in the Great Guild Hall, the Estonian History Museum is worth visiting if you want to discover the history of Estonia. Whereas the building is really nice (you can have a very nice view of the cellar with displays of how the building was used throughout the centuries), the museum is too small (only on the ground floor). Two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This review is mainly about the Estonian History Musuem, which is housed in the historic and very impressive Great Guild Hall. The building is quietly impressive from outside and quite fascinating from within. But the main attraction is the museum. It is small, which makes it relatively easy to visit with young children. The presentation is quirky and is filled... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This building is spectacular and houses the Estonian History Museum. The various museum sections give a strong sense of the arc of Estonian history. The collection overall is interesting and diverse. But in a number of instances, exhibit design and organization gets in the way of understanding and clear communications. Certainly worthwhile but only the building itself is truly "must-see".

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Grand Bend, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

It couldn't have been easy to display 11,000 years of history in two rooms, but this museum has succeeded. The Great Guild Hall was constructed in 1417, and was used primarily as a gathering place for members. The museum now located within this impressive Gothic building contains 11,000 years of history from the Stone Age to present using boards, exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is one of the medieval building in town.Worth the visit like other Baltic old building houses a museum.You need about an hour to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A fantastic old building which dominates the even more picturesque square, full of interesting buildings. It has a pharmacy on one corner which dates from 1422, and claims to be Europes oldest. Fantastic to wander or stop for refreshments!

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a small museum that can easily take three or four hours of your time. Everything was presented in such an original way; it was really lovely. (Tip - you don't need an audiotour as all the information is presented in English, and the lockers are downstairs).

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Modern, fresh and with a set of new perspectives on how to tell a story about history. New innovative ways of depicting the Estonian history, as I see it. Just the names of exhibit items like Time Capsule, Experimentarium and Spirit of Things should give you an indication of what to expect. In my mind a must to visit. The... More 

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This small museum has an attractive and interactive way of getting you in touch of Estonia's rollercoaster past.The exhibition may not be very extensive, but it still gives you a good impression of times long past and recent history of Tallinn and Estonia. Tip: visit the Kumu art museum afterwards, it'll be worth your while!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Unfortunately the guild hall was closed on the day for an event. The museum part of the hall was really interesting and very interactive. The museum engaged your interests very appropriately and didn't overload you with information.

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