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Great Guild Hall

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Address: Pikk 17, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
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+372 641 1630
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Very friendly small museum

I must have come at the wrongest of times as the museum alarms went off and locked out the entire top floor of the museum, so it was effectively shut when I arrived. But when the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Novosibirsk, Russia
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Moscow, Russia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very dull place - a few strangely picked up objects in showcases, not really much connected to each other, accompanied with erratic texts. Not clear, to whom the authors address: it's too complicated for preschool children, but too boring for anyone older.

Thank MariaNightdiver
Novosibirsk, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must have come at the wrongest of times as the museum alarms went off and locked out the entire top floor of the museum, so it was effectively shut when I arrived. But when the staff found out what a long way I have come from they volunteered to show me around the rooms still open for free )))... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Great Guild Hall is just a short street away from the beautiful Town Hall Sq in central Tallin. It's located in a long beautiful Pikk street, perfectly matching other buildings in it. In plane Gothic style it was erected to honor Tallin becoming a member of the Hansa league of Baltic cities. It houses a small history museum explaining... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

The history of Estonia would have deserved a bit less boring museum. Too much to read, too little interaction. If you don't mind reading looooots and lots of captions and texts you might enjoy the museum, but i prefer museums that are easier approachable like Lennusadam (which I absolutely adore)

Thank Henna_M_
Kauniainen, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This building hostes a small but fantastic historic museum. The hous interior in it self is worth a visit and so is sertainly the historical exhebition. Do not miss it but be prepered that you will use more time here then antisipated.

Thank Bo F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Fun activity for a rainy day. Learned a lot of Estland and Tallinn, cool to see this great old building and the history behind it. We really traveled back in time here! Will recomend it for every age group!

Thank agnesmbj
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I loved this museum. You learned a lot about the medieval times and the history of Tallinn. The building is an original guild hall and houses lots of history in itself.

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Eastpointe, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

This museum tells the story, history of Tallinn and Estonia. Lots of artifacts are on display as well. It is a beautiful 15 century building located in Old Town. Worth a visit but not as must visit.

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Milpitas, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This museum is free on the last Thursday of the month (when we coincidentally were there), but I probably would have paid the 5€ entry fee.Interesting building, interesting exhibits, very well done downstairs.

Thank Milpitas_traveller
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

It is well worth it spending some time here. It tells the story about Estonia and Tallin very efficiently. More or less all the artifacts that are displayed has an translated text in english to explain what it is. The Guild Hall itself is very impressive.

Thank vibran

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