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Great Guild Hall

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Address: Pikk 17, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 641 1630
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Just walking around town

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank RSpicer
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank DLECdutch
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is located right in the center of town so easy to access. There is a range of historical items on display,all contained within an interesting building. In addition to the static displays there were several films, some of which were a tad hard to follow as there was so much information. The films were great as not only... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This interesting building stands on Pikk, the main street running through the old town. Its history relates to the Hanseatic era when Tallinn was an important part of this Scandinavian trade. It now houses a museum.

Thank mjc404
Brisbane, Queensland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This branch of the Estonian National Museum was very disappointing. Instead of using this historic building to give visitors an overview of Estonia's fascinating but eventful history, they have decided to fill a few display cabinets with random objects of no interest at all and put them alongside written answers to questions like "Who are the Estonians?" and "Is Estonia... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The entry hall features talking portraits expounding upon various bits of Estonian history and lore; we thought it quite imaginative and well done. Inside there are exhibit with lots of photos and interactive screens that - Surprise! - all seemed to be operational. All in all, unexpectedly entertaining and informative.

Thank Kim B
Southern Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Seeing this is seeing a great chunk of Tallinn's Hanseatic-era guild history. Photogenic. Imagine the Guilds represented here: all manner of craftsmen, and business people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This historical building is really the best small museum telling all important facts of Estonia in a modern way. The guild hall is very suitable for small concerts, too.

Thank EspooHarry
Regensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This was the greatest museum I have ever been to, the exhibition itself was really interesting, but what made it so outstanding were all the interactive possiblities offered. There were touchscreens everywhere where you could play a game or answer different questions. This made the visit really fun.

Thank alessaha
Kiruna, Sverige
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

A cheap little exhibition that is quite worth it. Lots of history to learn about and quite a lot to see aswell. Also free toilets that comes in handy.

Thank Emil O

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