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“Really well done local museum - we learned a lot”

Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum
Ranked #41 of 293 things to do in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
USA
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106 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Really well done local museum — we learned a lot”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Extremely well organized and informative museum in a medieval merchant's house just down the street from the town square. The visit here was a highlight of our trip to Tallinn, which we enjoyed completely. Highly recommended if you are interested in history.

Visited May 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fascinating history”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Well worth the visit if you are in the Old Town. Really well displayed history of the life and times of people lioving in Tallinn, from pre-history through to its merchant days, its various occupations over the centuries and its current freedom.

Visited April 2013
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Lincoln
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95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Very organised and interested displays of the history of Tallinn. Like one of the earlier reviewers said there is A LOT of reading but it was still an interesting few hours and was useful in helping to understand what shaped the city in the past.

Visited March 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very well organised”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Lots of different aspects to the history of Tallinn looking at all periods of history. Great displays with very clear explanations. Slightly put off by very loud tour guides taking individuals around.
Staff were very helpful and friendly

Visited April 2013
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Clearwater Beach, FL
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263 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
“Worth a more than brief visit”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I was surprised by this museum. It does not look like much from the outside, and the displays are simple and straightforward. But if you would like to get an understanding of the history of Tallinn and Estonia, this is an excellent place to start. Be prepared for a lot of reading, but I came away with an appreciation for the city's history and the uniqueness of the Estonian people - something I previously had no understanding. Museum is worth at least an hour and probably 2. Admission price quite reasonable

Visited February 2013
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