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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  • Excellent museum

    This is the Estonian History Museum but its location in the Great Guild Hall makes it especially worth visiting as this is a beautiful and well-maintained building. The exhibits follow life in...

  • HOW WOULD YOU RATE 11,000 years of pre/history, located at the far-far easternmost tip

    ... of the wealthy merchants’ Hanseatic League, and now having its own sense of identity shoving from its menacing neighbours? We start with the Stone Age residents as Estonians as if geographic...

  • Good museum, but was hard to engage with.

    I will be honest - I can't put my finger on what it is about this museum that I found difficult. The exhibitions were varied and random, there was some information written down, the rooms covered a...


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