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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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This beautifully restored and preserved three-storey building centrally located in the old town houses a rich variety of well displayed objects with clear concise signage... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Lennox Head, Australia
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Lennox Head, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This beautifully restored and preserved three-storey building centrally located in the old town houses a rich variety of well displayed objects with clear concise signage. Subjects range from commerce, coins and notes, recent and ancient political history, weapons and wars, clothing and costumes, tools, art, linguistics, natural history, music and clothing. All subjects are 'touched on' rather than dealt with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was wonderful seeing how medieval residents of this town warehoused their provisions when they couldn't fit into their own homes. the whole building was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Forget about the Churches, the shops and the tours. Get to the Estonian Museum. There are a couple of videos that show the history of Estonia. They are brilliant and help to explain a little bit about a small nation. Just brilliant.

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Carmel Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The museum is housed in the historic Great Guild Hall, and describes both the history of the Hall and that of the nation. Very well done and interesting.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This did give you some good Estonian history, but it was mostly uninteresting and the exhibits had a bit of this and a bit of that, more like a historical junkyard than a museum. Save your Euros.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an absolutely beautiful museum with very interesting information. It's a little overwhelming because there is so much history to cover, but they do a good job of breaking it up and making it easier to understand.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Great Guild Hall houses the Estonian History museum and we thought it a very interesting and imaginatively presented small museum. It you like history it is 5 Euro's well spent in my opinion, and if like me your grasp of Estonia's history is little shaky you will leave well educated. All of the exhibited are described in excellent English... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Great Guild Hall houses the history of Estonia as well as the of their Guilds. The part about the guilds is interesting (again available in English) but the part about the history of Estonia is a missed opportunity The building is interesting. The layout in the large hall si spacious but this underlines how little there is in it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Saw the outside of the Great Guild Hall on a walking tour of Tallinn. The Great Guild Hall is one of the most distinguished public building of medieval Tallinn. The Gothic style building, completed in 1410, was built on what was then the main street and near the Town Hall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The Guild Hall is an interesting walk through the business history of Estonia. There is much national pride that shows here. The displays are well thought out and show how Estonia was influenced by many different cultures. Small children and those that don't enjoy history will be bored silly.

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