Tallinn City Museum, Tallinn

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Housed in one of the medieval merchant residences that define the region, Tallinn 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 Tallinn 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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  • August 16, 2017
    This is a very good museum of recent political history. Older history is there, however for me the 20th and 21st century history is very well done here. Lots of photos and a very interesting video of ...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    We spent a rainy morning being fascinated by the exhibits in this museum. I would visit it first then the open air museum then the museum of occupation to get a true sense of the history of this small...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    For those who know little to nothing about Estonia or Tallinn, this museum offers a great pocket history that you can take in in an hour or two. Signage is in English and staff (or volunteers?) speak ...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    The oldest expedention is behind world famous easily pickable lock, behind half sleeping guard
  • March 24, 2017
    Museum close at 6 p.m. quite early. Nice exposition. Not expensive. Friendly staff.
  • June 16, 2017
    Best information about history of Tallinn.
  • January 26, 2017
    Impressive miniature models, interesting Tallinn history excerpts, client-oriented personnel
  • October 17, 2016
    A very detailed museum of Estonian history. Worth the visit

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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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