Estonian History Museum — Great Guild Hall

The mediaeval Great Guild Hall has always played an important role in the life of the city.

The permanent exhibition at the History Museum, 'SPIRIT OF SURVIVAL. 11,000 years of Estonian History' (opened in 2011), helps to understand the uniqueness of the people who have lived in Estonia and introduces historical events that have affected them the most.

The exhibition discloses the story of Estonian past through rooms with different topics, such as the Gun Room that tells about wars, the exhibition 'Power of the Elite' that talks about the Great Guild and mediaeval trade. You can also see different currencies and take part in historical events in the interactive time capsule.

The mediaeval Great Guild Hall has always played an important role in the life of the city.

The permanent exhibition at the History Museum, 'SPIRIT OF SURVIVAL. 11,000 years of Estonian History' (opened in 2011), helps t

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  • Happy we decided to visit

    My group, unfortunately, did not have very much time available to spend in the beautiful Tallinn Old Town. We decided to visit the Estonian History Museum to learn more about the history of the...

  • Excellent look at the history of Estonia

    A thoroughly interesting museum that tells the story of Tallinn and Estonia really well. A good mix of modern and more traditional exhibits that held my attention for a couple of hours. Well worth...

  • Historical Guild

    This guild hall was an important part of the towns history from the 14th century until 1920. It now houses the Estonian History Museum.


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