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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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  • Liga V Liga V
    Return in pastlife :)

    Really impressive castle with deep insight in history. Place which will not leave You ignorant, for sure. For older people this can be challanging, as too much stareways must be climbed to see all...

  • Karolina E Karolina E
    Place with rich history

    Kuressaare Castle is a must go if you visit Saaremaa. Historical and educational. :) Its even more beautiful while having a picnic nearby.

  • fly22 fly22
    Museum closed

    I was only on Saaremaa for two days (Monday and Tuesday). While it was possible to wander around the grounds of the castle and the moat, the museum was closed. From 1 September it only opens...


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