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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  • Nice museum, a bit random ....

    Lots of interesting stuff here, though it seems to be presented in a weird way, an old musket next to a sub-machine gun for instance. Nice amount of historical stuff and it's a lovely building

  • Comprehensive view of Estonian history

    This delves back in Estonian history 11,000 years. There is much about who the early people were and what their lives were like and the volatile  history. There is an very interesting display of...

  • Gives a good sense of the Estonian history

    The collection is nice but not very special. It's the atmosphere of the hall that makes it special. Walking through the museum gives a vey special sense of the long lasting occupations that this...


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