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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  • 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...

  • Fascinating insight into recent and ancient history

    Superbly restored castle from 1390. Walk right through the basements, back corridors and vaulted galleries. Excellent and moving coverage of Soviet era trauma. Allow plenty of time, there is lots...

  • Great local museum: history, WWII, soviet era and more from the local perspective

    One of the better local museums we have found travelling for a town this size. Very well done museum focusing on the local aspects of history. The building itself is a maze of rooms and stairs...


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