Saaremaa Museum

The Kuressaare episcopal castle, also known as the Kuressaare Castle, was built in the 14th century. Today, the castle houses the Saaremaa Museum. The permanent exhibition about the history of Saaremaa is in the cloister of the upper floor and in two big halls. The permanent exhibition of contemporary history is made up of two parts. The exhibition "Saaremaa 1939–49", which was completed in 2005, is in the three halls of the northeastern wing of the castle. The 2011 exhibition "Saaremaa 1950–94" is on the four floors of the Defence Tower. The department of nature of the Saaremaa Museum shows the bedrock, climate, and coast of Saaremaa. Children will find the department of nature especially exciting thanks to its different animals and birds.

The Kuressaare episcopal castle, also known as the Kuressaare Castle, was built in the 14th century. Today, the castle houses the Saaremaa Museum. The permanent exhibition about the history of Saaremaa is in the cloister of the upper floor and in two

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  • The exibits from the Russian occupation were fascinating.

    The lady curator looked like a KGB female Sergeant from an early James Bond movie lol, and her eyes followed us around the rooms.

  • Great castle, ordinary museum

    The castle is very interesting and is set in beautiful grounds and is well worth a visit. It houses a museum which is rather old fashioned in its exhibition style. Some interesting exhibits but...

  • Worth it only if you're already in Saaremaa

    Castle grounds are beautifully preserved and interesting in their own right. The exhibit itself is not laid out well and there is virtually no English until you get to the top floors focusing on WWII...


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