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 singularity 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 to understand the singularity

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  • Nice example of modern museum design

    An attractive little museum setting out to answer the question of what it means to be Estonian with a variety of engaging and interactive displays in Estonian and English. Clearly there's a strong...

  • A good insight into Estonian history

    This was too new to be in our guide book but was good for an hour and a half or so. It was well laid out in an interesting old building and gave a good overview of Estonian history as well as some...

  • Best museum in the old town

    Well laid out, really interesting and more informative than any other museum or similar nearby. If you only have time for one, this is it.


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