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“Outstanding displays take you into history”

Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum
Ranked #39 of 296 things to do in Tallinn
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Owner description: Through interactive exhibits, stage shows, video and slide presentations, this museum traces Tallinn's history from the 13th century to the 1990s.
Melbourne
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Outstanding displays take you into history”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

We spent some hours in the Tallinn City Museum where we continued to add to our understanding of the rich history of this area of the world. We met a woman who works/volunteers (probably) in the museum who spoke of her own experiences during the alternate Russian and German occupations here and how ghastly it was. I asked her what the feeling is towards visitors from those countries, given that Estonia has only had independence for the past 20 years, and how hard they fought for it, and she shrugged and said that the young visitors from those countries had nothing to do with the past. However, she told me that some people sign the visitors’ book with a Swastika, which is pretty alarming. Very worthwhile to visit.

Visited August 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
Lucan, Ireland
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72 reviews
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“Great for a rainy day”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Cheap access to culture, history and collectibles from the city.

Informative and interactive, usually city museums are not my cup of tea. We went specially for the collection of soviet time items, very interesting to see how the life was back then.

Visited September 2012
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77 reviews
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“Good and informative and not too large”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Good and informative and not too large , A good way to get to grips with Estonian history . Quite a few bits to read in English
Small cafe as well

Visited September 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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935 reviews
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“Interesting and Diverse”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Well worth the time. Many interesting exhibits. I particularly was intrigued by the exibit showing the remnants found in strata each representing one hundred years, going back two millenia.

Most memorable is the elaborate Estonia history of independence presentations both in scroll, picture, and video, on the top floor.

Visited August 2012
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Rye, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Good Historical Overview”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

We stumbled into this museum on a Monday when most other places were closed, and I'm glad we did. It gives a very good overview of the city's history, especially as a trade center. The audio guide is excellent, although all of the posted descriptions and explanations are in English. There is also a floor devoted to the years of Russian occupation.

Visited May 2012
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