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City Museum, Tallinn

(3.9/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Housed in one of the medieval merchant residences that define the region, City Museum presents the history of the town through the ages. Exhibits track Tallinn's history from prehistoric times through Estonian independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Explore the city's tumultuous past in exhibits dedicated to different locations, including the harbor, the castle hill, and the medieval center. The collection of more than 170,000 artifacts includes Stone Age weapons, Renaissance-era documents, and photos of the Singing Revolution. Check the website for information on the frequent temporary exhibits. To visit City Museum and get the most from your holiday in Tallinn, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tallinn trip itinerary builder.
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  • Located in the heart of Old Town Tallinn, which is closed to other major attractions of the city, this museum offer local historical artifacts which have been there for ages. 
  • Museum contains several interesting artifacts. For example - the old statue of Old Thomas, this was exchanged some time ago with new one. It is very interesting to see it up close. Also there are seve...  more »
  • Good way to learn about the history of the Tallinn and Estonia as a whole, with some great models, too. On the day we went, it was a little quiet, so the staff were really engaging and spent a long ti...  more »
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  • A very detailed museum of Estonian history. Worth the visit
  • Tallinna Linnamuuseum is a small museum with a collection about the history of the city. Their style of presentation is very amusing and narrative. The quality of the exhibits is, compaired to the other museums in Tallinn, of a high standard. The employers there are very friendly and eager to please.
  • Was alright.
  • Closed on the Easter vacation.
  • A return on the past of Tallinn, and the history of Estonia.
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