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.


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  • RSpicer RSpicer

    Just walking around town

    Saw the outside of the Great Guild Hall on a walking tour of Tallinn. The Great Guild Hall is one of the most distinguished public building of medieval Tallinn. The Gothic style building, completed...

  • DLECdutch DLECdutch

    Very nice museum

    The Guild Hall is an interesting walk through the business history of Estonia. There is much national pride that shows here. The displays are well thought out and show how Estonia was influenced by...

  • CocoTampa123 CocoTampa123


    The Museum is located right in the center of town so easy to access. There is a range of historical items on display,all contained within an interesting building. In addition to the static displays...

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