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Great Guild Hall

Pikk 17, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
+372 641 1630
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Ranked #28 of 137 attractions in Tallinn
Type: Historic Sites
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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121 helpful votes 121 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Malvern
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16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Vietnam
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199 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
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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USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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essex UK
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

If I have this correct thisnow houses the Estonian History Museum in guild hall which was good and different and modern presentation. Spent good hour here.

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Frederiksberg
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

In here there is an exhibition that tells a lot of guilds in Estonia and estonian history. I learned a lot about guilds.

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Helsinki
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

This building has just opened after being completely renovated. We spend a good two hours looking at Estonia's history starting from 11,000 years ago after the last ice age melted away from Estonia. The building itself was a site to behold.

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