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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  • Fairy tale castle

    The origins of this castle are in the 14th century. It has been demolished and rebuilt several times.Today it is a museum telling the history of Estonia in a chronological way. Very interesting.

  • Rather too light a lunch

    We stopped intentionally for a light lunch but hadn't anticipated it being so light ! The soup of ham hock, carrots and pearl barley with rye bread was so light as to be more like a very slightly...

  • Excellent museum on Estonian history and life

    Wander around the castle grounds go to the top for the pano view and then tour the museum exhibits. Fascinating and engaging collection of history through artifacts and re-creations. Really could...


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