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Estonian History Museum — Great Guild Hall

The mediaeval Great Guild Hall has always played an important role in the life of the city. The permanent exhibition at the History Museum "SPIRIT OF SURVIVAL. 11,000 years of Estonian History" (opened in 2011) helps to understand the singularity of the people who have lived in Estonia and introduces historical events that have affected them the most. The exhibition discloses the story of Estonian past through rooms with different topics, such as the Gun Room that tells about wars, the exhibition "Power of the Elite" that talks about the Great Guild and mediaeval trade. You can also see different currencies and take part in historical events in the interactive time capsule.

The mediaeval Great Guild Hall has always played an important role in the life of the city. The permanent exhibition at the History Museum "SPIRIT OF SURVIVAL. 11,000 years of Estonian History" (opened in 2011) helps to understand the singularity

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  • Don't waste your time and 6 euro

    Very dull place - a few strangely picked up objects in showcases, not really much connected to each other, accompanied with erratic texts. Not clear, to whom the authors address: it's too complicated...

  • Very friendly small museum

    I must have come at the wrongest of times as the museum alarms went off and locked out the entire top floor of the museum, so it was effectively shut when I arrived. But when the staff found out what...

  • Another nice Old town bldg

    The Great Guild Hall is just a short street away from the beautiful Town Hall Sq in central Tallin. It's located in a long beautiful Pikk street, perfectly matching other buildings in it. In plane...


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