House of the Blackheads

House of the Blackheads is one of the oldest and most renowned building complexes in Tallinn’s Old Town. The most unique rooms are the White Hall (1532), which is the first venue in Renaissance style in Tallinn, and the St. Olaf’s Guild Hall (1422), built in the late Gothic style. The long history of the brotherhood is full of legends of saints, soldiers, and adventurers, which are nowadays primarily reflected in the names of the premises. House of the Blackheads, which is located in the historic gathering place of Tallinn’s former merchants and craftsmen’s associations, offers various rooms for receptions, business parties, conferences, and other events.

National Register of Cultural Monuments

House of the Blackheads is one of the oldest and most renowned building complexes in Tallinn’s Old Town. The most unique rooms are the White Hall (1532), which is the first venue in Renaissance style in Tallinn, and the St. Olaf’s Guild Hall (1422

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  • Very Interesting and Curious

    This central structure, completely destroyed by German, then Russian bombing in/after WW2, has been restored in detail and offers a fascinating glimpse into medieval culture, with a twist. The House...

  • An Old Brotherhood, dating back to the 15th Century

    The Brotherhood of the Blackheads is an association of local unmarried merchants, ship owners, and foreigners in Estonia and Latvia. It was founded as a military organization but the non-military...

  • Beautiful interior.amazing history

    This is very different then the one in Riga. It is actually not truly open to the public but used as center for affairs and performances. The upper floors are private and I believe house offices...


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