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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Exciting and visually pleasant museum

Museum giving information on many aspects of life of guild member in Tallinn. Loads of information on pannels in both English and Estonian, nice collections and breathtakingly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Moscow, Russia

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Moscow, Russia
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1,218 reviews
769 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 620 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum giving information on many aspects of life of guild member in Tallinn. Loads of information on pannels in both English and Estonian, nice collections and breathtakingly beautiful interiors.

Thank Tinde_K
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to spend an afternoon. Some really interesting exhibits and very educational videos. The building itself is beautiful and well worth a look round on its own.

Thank Claire N
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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195 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guild hall itself is a noble space. The history exhibits are youth-oriented ("five questions..." "most famous.?."). The best exhibit is right after the entrance. Good movie about recent history gives you the chills. The wagging images around the screen provide levity.

Thank Mick B
Pokhara, Nepal
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent an hour or so in the Estonian History Museum located inside the Guild Hall. I found the exhibits to be lacking in clear direction, with bizarre objects and tidbits of information laid around (see: 'This spoon MAY have been used by Lenin at some point'/'This disposable cup is biodegradable, and is not suitable for children') rather than a meaningful... More 

Thank jonbaker92
Brisbane, Australia
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104 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Located at Pikk 17, two small blocks from the main square is the Great Guild Hall, now also the Estonian History Museum. We were lucky enough to get in just after opening and before flocks of tourists arrived. The museum has a permanent exhibition titled "Spirit of survival -11,000 years" which charts the mostly recent history, from about 1840 to... More 

Thank HenknAnnie
Heinola, Finland
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This permanent exhibishion shows tens of thousands years of Estonian history in an interesting way. The building is very beautiful, clean and airy in spite of its very old age.

Thank Ollikka
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87 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This is a small museum that is easily doable for those of us who don't have a lot of time in Tallinn. I am so glad we went in. We learned a lot about the history of the area and the display of children's view of war was so moving. I think this is a great stop even though it... More 

Thank Jjjjam
Warsaw, Poland
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96 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Interesting overview of Estonian history. No martyrology though Estonia was an independent country for the first time in 1918! Danish, Swedish, German, Polish, Swedish, Russian occupations and this sense of own identityI

Thank Meriniu
Montrose, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The Great Guild Hall houses part of the Estonian History museum. In this part there is a permanent exhibition covering 11,000 years of Estonian history, titled, 'Spirit of Survival. It tells the story of the fact that over the past 800 years, Estonia has only been free from numerous invaders for about 45 years. A definite place to visit in... More 

Thank Brian M
Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

so a pretty building and there's old history mixed with war and occupation history. located just off the main square so no excuses to miss out

Thank John Ray D

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