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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  • gravejs gravejs

    Lots of information

    The visit is at least 2 hours long if you really read the information given, but it is totally worth for those who are interested in Estonian history. My favorite part was Soviet time exhibition...

  • Jonni P Jonni P

    Maze of staircases and rooms

    Lots and lots of interesting big and small facts and things about the history of Saaremaa and Estonia. Really nicely restored castle.

  • HC19692015 HC19692015

    Fascinating place

    Try to enjoy every building and every room- plenty to read, to learn, to smell and to enjoy. Some uneven stone slabs on the courtyard but one surely can avoid those. I enjoyed room full of sewing...

Features and amenities


Lossihoov tn 1, Kuressaare

Getting there


  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • On foot only


58°14'50''N 22°28'46''E | Download GPX file