Estonian History Museum - Great Guild Hall, Tallinn

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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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Where to stay in Tallinn

As Estonia's largest city, Tallinn has a wide range of options for accommodation during your travels. Many of these--from economical bed and breakfasts to a luxury hotels--center within the Old Town or just outside of it, giving you easy access to historical sights and a range of activities. Get more for your money by venturing a little farther away; try a guesthouse in one of the surrounding areas for an authentic Estonian experience. Be sure to book accommodation in advance if you are traveling in the summer, as hostels, hotels, and bed and breakfasts are known to book up fast for the months of July and August. This is especially true for weekends from May through to September.
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  • This was the best of the museums we saw on our first day using the Tallinn Card, and we visited four of them. It had a fun, light-hearted approach to Estonian history, which made a nice change from so...  more »
  • Great museum with lots of information about Tallinn's history with some very striking artefacts from past 5000 years. Conveys a good sense of medieval guilds and their rituals, and a beautiful buildin...  more »
  • A great collection of artefacts from the centuries past right up to the present day. Beautiful costumes and a fantastic collection of guns and armour through the countries history.  more »
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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).
  • Excellent exhibits from the rich history of Estonia.
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