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Great Guild Hall

Address: Pikk 17, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 641 1630
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Ranked #35 of 233 things to do in Tallinn
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Stavanger, Norway
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The museum is modern with interactive features and quite a lot larger than expected. Had a great experience and learned a lot about Estonia. If you like museums, expect to spend some time there. We arrived an hour before closing time and would like to spend more time than we had.

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Lohja, Finland
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205 reviews 205 reviews
88 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Great Guild Hall is worth reserving 1-2 hours time, because the exhibition is divided into two main floors and also a small staircase to a smaller room with coin exhibition from the entrance hall. The ground floor is most interesting with e.g. the armoury room and sarcophagus for a mummified cat. The most emotional object is on street level, the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This tiny History museum, based on interactive tools and open questions, impressed me for the exibitions (just two large halls and a room at the upper floor, but what an overview! Quite catchy for children as well (EN - or Estonian - highly recommended). The venue is highly interesting as well, having hosted the great guild of the Anseatic merchants... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A man once said, "You have to know where you have been in order to know where you are going." This is the place, to see the age, beauty, and to wonder how many people have stood where I am standing today. This needs to be on your bucket list! It is well worth the time to see old Europe!

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91 reviews 91 reviews
74 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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436 reviews 436 reviews
232 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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