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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  • A mixture of concepts and approaches

    The Great Guild Hall is a combination of Estonia history and the story of the Great Guild itself. It is presented in quite a variety of ways. It has exhibits of artifacts, video displays...

  • Very good value small museum summarising Estonian history

    At 9 euros for a family ticket (2 adults plus as many kids as you like) this is good value. It contains the story of Estonia over the many occupations by foreigners and the brief spells of...

  • Excellent Small Museum

    There are several excellent small museums in Tallinn Old Town and unless you are visiting for a week or more it is impossible to do them all justice. Entrance to most is very reasonable and are...


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