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.
This historical building is really the best small museum telling all important facts of Estonia in a modern way. The guild hall is very suitable for small concerts, too.
This was the greatest museum I have ever been to, the exhibition itself was really interesting, but what made it so outstanding were all the interactive possiblities offered. There were touchscreens...
A cheap little exhibition that is quite worth it. Lots of history to learn about and quite a lot to see aswell. Also free toilets that comes in handy.