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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  • Full fo history

    Saaremaa Museum is situated in Kuressaare bishop's castle. Since the premises is huge, so there is a lot to see and you could easily spend a couple of hours or even more there. There are displays of...

  • A very good museum

    The museum gives a very good overview of the history of Saaremaa. I found the extensive coverage of the Soviet era very good with a lot of detail explanations on photographs. This museum is certainly...

  • Good coverage of local history

    The museum has its focus in the 20th century but it does span till the prehistoric times. Gives an excellent view of life in Saaremaa.


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