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.
When we went in guide told us to go and see the coin collection and told our 4 year old to look out for door to open, behind the door was suprice what kept him amused while adults were looking at...
In the cellar, lots of weapons: guns, muskets, etc. Warfare. The Guild Hall itself in on the first floor. Quite impressive, but the items on exhibit, although interesting, were not relevant.
The is a great little museum with lots of interesting and odd things to see, including some rare coins. It costs €3 for a student ticket.