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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  • Interesting building

    We looked around in here, its history was fascinating. sadly I could not manage steps upstairs but did manage to go down into the basement. they had a very ancient central heating system .obviously...

  • Came across by chance

    We came across this museum during our wanderings and it was well worth a visit to give us some idea of the history of Tallinn and Estonia. The museum is housed in what was a guild hall and the...

  • Estonian History Museum

    Enjoyed getting a better understanding of Estonian history and culture. All displays have good detailed English translations of items and related history/knowledge. Upstairs is a brightly lit large...


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