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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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12 reviews 12 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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91 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Mainzer
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 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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74 attraction reviews
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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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