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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  • So interesting!

    This old building at Pikk street looks so perfect! And a museum inside is very interesting for people, who wish to know a history of Tallinn and Estonia. I spend more than two hours there, I saw a...

  • Interestingm but not a lot to see

    There are interesting exhibits in the basement, and it is interesting to see the interior of the guild hall but I would not say you need more than 30 minutes or so to see it. It is cooler, if it is...

  • Beautiful Building/Estonian History Museum With a Different Approach to Telling its History

    Was interesting to go thru; the presentation of information is much different than typical museums, which made it interesting. If enough time is available, worth a visit.


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