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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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INTERESTING HISTORY MUSEUM

A lovely easy way to learn the history of Tallinn, which is very well told in pictures & artifacts with added sound effects. Relates events that happened in the Great Guild Hall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
LINDA F
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely easy way to learn the history of Tallinn, which is very well told in pictures & artifacts with added sound effects. Relates events that happened in the Great Guild Hall which was very much part of Tallinn development.

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Thank LINDA F
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibit on the guilds and their celebratory culture was very interesting. The rest of the museum is spacious and whilst the video on the country's prehistory and medieval history is interesting, there are some missed opportunities. For example, in that same room, the exhibits on the country via touchscreens and artefacts are haphazardly placed rather than in chronological order.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum exceeded our expectations, which were based on visiting other sites in Tallinn. The first room was the most interesting, with concise history presented creatively. There are explanations English. Kids seemed to enjoy the experience, too. There is a good movie to watch too.

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Thank CLT29
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are very many museums in Tallinn and this one offers just the right amount of background to Tallinn's history. Very well laid out, information in English so no need for audio sets. Reduced entry for 65+

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Lennox Head, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Colin582
Carmel Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 August 15, 2016

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 August 10, 2016 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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