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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  • Amazinghorizons Amazinghorizons

    Museum in a Castle!

    The castle is quite imposing and the museum within it is quite interesting. You get a good understanding of Estonian history by visiting this castle.

  • Sanna M Sanna M

    Excellent place to experience estonian history

    Beautiful castle and excellent guide Anneli made the visit very interesting. The museum tells many sad stories from estonian lives during the WWII and occupation. This museum was definitely worth...

  • castironskillet castironskillet

    Museum in a castle

    I thought this would be a neat quick stop... and three hours later I finally finished. The castle is awesome. Some rooms are setup like they would have been hundreds of years ago, and a large...

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