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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  • 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...

  • dalaujopu dalaujopu

    many museums in one

    plan time for visit; You don't expect that from the outside! We loved nature rooms most, but it's equally interesting to see what nonsense the communism-time was.

  • Marian K Marian K

    A worthy visit for anyone with interest in history

    This is a museum which covers the restless history of Estonia - from Danes, Swedes, Russians, Germans, Soviets to this day. The part dedicated to the Red Terror (under Stalin) is especially...

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