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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  • mjc404 mjc404

    Interesting building

    This interesting building stands on Pikk, the main street running through the old town. Its history relates to the Hanseatic era when Tallinn was an important part of this Scandinavian trade. It now...

  • geographyguy_11 geographyguy_11


    This branch of the Estonian National Museum was very disappointing. Instead of using this historic building to give visitors an overview of Estonia's fascinating but eventful history, they have...

  • Kim B Kim B

    Some interestiing exhibits onn Estonainn life and history

    The entry hall features talking portraits expounding upon various bits of Estonian history and lore; we thought it quite imaginative and well done. Inside there are exhibit with lots of photos and...

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