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City Museum, Tallinn
(3.9/5 based on 140+ 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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  • Really enjoyed the Museum Exposition! Plunges into history. Some of the exhibits are interactive, has layout. But most of all I remember the rug with Kalinin) recommend a small museum, but very informative and pleasant staff.
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  • The building the museum is housed in is charming and is chock full of history. There is a lot of interesting stuff to see and the art docents provide further insights into Estonian culture. Refresh wi...  more »
  • The property is beautiful and the collection is nice but not spectacular. Nice if you in short time would like to know more about the history of the city. One space is decorated more interesting than the other.
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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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