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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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Fantastic overview of Estonian history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This little gem of a museum was very well curated and only €5 for an adult ticket. I learned quite a lot about Estonian history and culture in entertaining, digestible, memorable chunks.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Great Guildhall is part of the Estonian History Museum - and as well as being a wonderful medieval building is its own right - is crammed full of really engaging displays. The introductory didsplays- about Estonian history and identity are interactive but still with plenty of objects-and delivered with a wry and open sense of humour-if only more museums... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Pikk 17, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 641 1630
Location: Europe  >  Estonia  >  Harju County  >  Tallinn

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