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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  • Castle itself is great and worth visiting

    I really enjoyed a walk around the castle area - it is nice and worth visiting. The museum inside of castle wasn't that extraordinary and didn't give me a wow-effect. It might be due to that I have...

  • A great castle museum with lots of historical displays

    This is a must visit location in Kuressaarre. Not to mention the castle itself in a park which is peaceful and great, inside it is a very large museum which has lots of historical display covering...

  • if you are castle / fortress buff it's a must

    a lot of arhelogical and museum pieces from estonian / saaremaanian life, behind fortess walls. sadly the tower was closed, so we did not get a bird perspective of Kuressare.


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