Estonian War Museum - General Laidoner Museum

Mõisa tee 1, Viimsi alevik, Viimsi vald, Harju maakond

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Housed in Viimsi Manor near Tallinn, the former summer residence of General Johan Laidoner who was the Commander in Chief of the Estonian Armed Forces before the WW II, the Estonian War Museum is a great place to start if you'd like to learn more about this country's history. Step into general Laidoner's office, climb into Forest Brothers' winter bunker, take a look at various arms and historical uniforms of the Estonian army.
A display of artillery guns and military vehicles is located 300 m from the main building, Vehema tee 1a and is open from May through September, Fri-Sun, 11-18 or by booking.

Times and prices
Open all year round

Wednesday–sunday: 11:00 - 18:00
Monday–tuesday: closed

  • Adult:


    5 €
  • Family ticket:


    10 €
  • Pensioner:


    3 €
  • University student:


    3 €
  • School student:


    3 €
  • Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

Features and amenities
  • WIFI

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

Bus No. 1A comes here from the bus terminal of the Viru shopping centre (to the Viimsi vallamaja bus stop). From the bus stop, walk back to the main road, turn right, walk another 50 m and you will see a yellow manor on your left. Coming by your own means: coming from Tallinn (Pirita) - after the railway crossing, take the first exit at the roundabout, drive another 500 m and you have arrived. The museum and its car park are on your left. The car park has enough room for cars, as well as buses. The heavy equipment exhibition is 300 m from the museum at Vehema tee 1, Viimsi.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Viimsi vallamaja
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Family vacation

Very nice and historic place. Place keeper was friendly and well-knowing. Cafe was small and biriliant.



An excellent museum with helpful staff

We read about this museum in Tallinn in Your Pocket: the description sounded very interesting, so we took the bus trip to Viimsi. The exhibition is extensive, well-displayed with detailed texts in...



Interesting history of Estonia

Museum covers quite well the history of Estonian wars. Of course, it is mostly concentrating to the First and Second World Wars. You can see the most used guns during the wars, videos how the wars...

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