Saaremaa Museum

The Kuressaare episcopal castle, also known just as the Kuressaare Castle, was built in the 14th century. Today, the castle houses the Saaremaa Museum. The permanent exhibition about the history of Saaremaa is in the cloister of the upper floor and in two big halls. The permanent exhibition of contemporary history is made up of two parts. The exhibition "Saaremaa 1939–49", finished in 2005, is in the three halls of the north-eastern wing of the Castle. The exhibition "Saaremaa 1950–94", finished in 2011, is on the four floors of the Defence Tower. The department of Natural History of the Saaremaa Museum shows the bedrock, climate, coast, animals and birds of Saaremaa.

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  • 892enerir 892enerir
    One of the best museum in Estonia

    Should visit for sure, only thing was that it was difficult to orientate without proper signs. Memorable moments were the the immured cellar with the skeleton of knight and the cave where they held...

  • 2_Papageientaucher 2_Papageientaucher
    Lots of things to see

    Directly in the castle, much to see and explore, perhaps too much for a day. The whole collection can be a little bit overwhelming.

  • Uldis V Uldis V
    Deep sense of time

    Museum is not only located in old castle - this actually is THE CASTLE one of few remained medieval fortifications of eastern Europe which is not rebuilt as tourist attraction, but miraculously...


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