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 Museum

    The Great Guild Hall was a very interesting historic building and a very interesting museum. We enjoyed our time there and learned a lot about Estonian history, medieval life, and guilds.

  • The history of Estonia, neatly packed

    Quite small but worth the money. If you're in a hurry but want to know the history of Estonia and its people an hour is sufficient. Watch the video at the beginning for a crash course of 11 000 years...

  • Very interesting.

    Over 3 floors this is a very interesting building to visit. It is the heart of the old town on Pikk. The basement has a military weapon collection, there was a dress collection on the ground floor...


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