Estonian History Museum - Great Guild Hall, Tallinn

(4.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Marvel at the medieval architecture and explore one of Tallinn's important historic sites at Estonian History Museum - Great Guild Hall. A prime example of Gothic style, the building dates back to the early 15th century--it served as the center of the city's guild of merchants and artisans. Today, the hall is fully restored and houses the Estonian History Museum. The permanent exhibit showcases the city's and country's history as well as the cultural heritage of the Estonian people. You can stroll through the chambers once frequented by Tallinn's wealthy traders, see historical artifacts, take part in many interactive educational activities, or shop for souvenirs. The admission fee includes an audio guide, and you can make a reservation ahead of time if you want a guided tour. Before you head to Tallinn, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tallinn vacation builder, to make sure you see all that Tallinn has to offer, including Estonian History Museum - Great Guild Hall.
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  • When I entered, I thought it's going to be a very quick look around, since I was not really into Estonian history or into history or museums in general. But it turned out to be one of the best experie...  more »
  • We have visited this museum several times over the years but this is still my sons favorite museum in all Tallinn. Especially he loves the gun room but everything else also. We can spent hours in ther...  more »
  • visiting the Museum with audio guide very useful. for children in several languages available quests to perform and get acquainted with the exhibits of the Museum (our children 12-13 years and they gladly answered questions and searched for the right information to the Museum). Bonus: a magnificent view from the window
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  • A bit boring place, and not many things to see, but it's ok if you have short Free while and what to know a. It more About Estonian history
  • The Estionian History Museum makes for a nice 30'-45' outing (for most visitors). The building interior itself is pretty attractive. The museum, though, is the weirdest we've ever seen. Exhibits displays from old medieval artifacts to... (I kid you not) "the first energy saving bulb used in this museum". LOL
  • Coin exhibition alone took a hour of my attention. Not the mentioning firearms. Really exiting museum. Take 4 h and your children (borrow some if you don't have).
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  • Excellent exhibits from the rich history of Estonia.