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Address: Pikk 17, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 641 1630
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Effective display of 11,000 years of Estonian history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Grand Bend, Canada

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Grand Bend, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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

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