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 singularity 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 to understand the singularity

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  • Snapshot of Estonia

    This small but well put together is an excellent way to understand Estonia if you are visiting for just one day. The exhibits explain Estonia's history and cultural influences well. I especially...

  • Too expensive

    Too much for the entrance cost, I entered mainly because of interest in interiors of such houses but I didn't find it was worth it. Good enough to admire the exterior.

  • A lovely modern museum, lacked a clear narrative and focus though

    Having visited this museum, I'm still not entirely sure what the focus of it was. There's a bit of everything - a short film about the history of Estonia, and another one about its nature and...


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