Museum of Viljandi is located in an old pharmacy with an exhibition on two floors presenting the history of Viljandi up to the middle of 20th century. There are many stuffed animals and birds in the exhibition stand introducing nature. A varied collection of archaeological finds gives an overview of the prehistory. A model of the Viljandi Order Castle with items from that period represent the Middle Ages and a model of a threshing room together with an exhibition of national garments and jewelry introduces folk culture. There's also an overview of local life and events during the 19th and 20th century and you can also watch a film. Different exhibitions are held in the room of temporary exhibitions.
A nice little museum of local history. Good to visit before the castle ruins. It also has some stuffed Estonian wildlife.
The museum is quite small,but they have done a very nice job of portraying the history of Viljandi. When strolling in the old town, it is worth an hour's visit. I would suggest visiting the museum...
We loved it, the kids loved it. Not too big. And interesting to watch. Also for the children when You explain the story behind. Only the toilet is difficult to get into.