Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum

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Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum

Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Through interactive exhibits, stage shows, video and slide presentations, this museum traces Tallinn's history from the 13th century to the 1990s.
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Nikolaus K
Arlesheim, Switzerland166 contributions
good to understand the history
Jul 2020
Very good museum about the history of Tallinn. Well organized on three floors, with staff, which recommends and gives ideas, after that museum you can have a good understanding about the history of Tallinn. To be recommended
Written 3 July 2020
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Rhianna C
13 contributions
Easy to navigate
Dec 2019
Interesting museum. The medieval part especially. Unfortunately I didn't time my visit well as it seemed to be excursion day and the kids blocked whole sections. I had to wait for them to move on or skip past them as there isn't enough room for all of us.
Written 17 December 2019
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tufty1940
Inverurie, UK232 contributions
Wonderful Museum
Nov 2019 • Couples
Popped in and was not disappointed. A wonderful museum on three floors with great exhibits and history of Tallinn. Great value for money and not to be missed. Great for children and allow 90min
Written 24 November 2019
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Riezzel
Mundaring, Australia13 contributions
Friendly staff and amazing information
Nov 2019 • Couples
We had some time between business arrangements and this museum caught my attention so decided to pop in. It was really informative and well put together! Beautifully presented and maintained and the staff had excellent English and went out of their way give information and help. Really recommend a stop in
Written 13 November 2019
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TrineH
Saint Paul, MN21 contributions
Very informative museum
Oct 2019
we were impressed with the information and the insights this museum gae us on a rainy Sunday in Tallin
Written 5 November 2019
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Fiona L
Shrewsbury, UK70 contributions
Well presented history of Tallinn (not to be confused with museum in Guild Hall, Pikk St, also good but less extensive)
Oct 2019 • Couples
Lovely old building, very good explanation of the history of the city, interesting to see the scale model of Tallinn from 19th century (hasn't changed much!)
Written 11 October 2019
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algernon204
London107 contributions
Worth a visit
Sep 2019
Get to grips with the history of Tallinn at this small but well laid out museum. Helpful staff on hand to give a few details in limited English (my Estonian is worse!)
Written 27 September 2019
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uplands99
Cork, Ireland354 contributions
Well kept but a bit boring
Sep 2019 • Solo
I tried to stretch this out as long as possible but despite it being over 3 floors, the museum is repetitive. The displays are modern and many spots are informative. The pottery collection in the basement was not very interesting for me but may be to an enthusiast.
Written 8 September 2019
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Zane Z
Riga, Latvia258 contributions
City museum
Aug 2019 • Couples
This is museum about Tallinn history. Free with Tallinn card. Some beautiful dish collections. Not much to see but collection is neat.
Written 8 September 2019
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Ina
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine225 contributions
Brief intro into Hanseatic city's life, self-government, elites, guilds and Blackheads brotherhood
Aug 2019 • Solo
Frankly speaking first I was a bit underwhelmed by the limited size of the museum's collection, but after subsequent visits to The St.Nicholas Church Museum and The Estonian History Museum I realized that The Tallinn History Museum has the biggest collection of them all.

- Many artefacts which belonged to the Brotherhood of Blackheads (personalized chairs with carved images of their patron saint St.Maurice, imposingly posh welcome cups, paintings - almost the only paintings of the museum's collection on display - portraits of kings of Sweden and Russia; luxurious huge models of ships with miniature portraits of the merchants). If one is curious about this unusual medieval club of young unmarried and foreign merchants, this museum along with The St.Nicholas church museum is a place to go.

- The museum's collection is mostly about applied arts and craftsmanship. Impressive and elaborate posh ceremonial welcome cups made or owned by different guilds and the Blackheads brotherhood definitely stood out for me.

- Since the museum is situated in a well-to-do medieval merchant's house, a viditor learns its layout, from a cellar with a fireplace and a well (the city enjoyed centralized water supply since the 14th century, with wooden pipes running under the streets into public wells and the rich's houses) to a peering into a sizeable model of another merchant's dwelling.

- Introduction into the organization of the Lower City which was self-governed according to the Lubeck laws (unlike the Upper City under feudal laws) and its elite - merchants with their Great Guild and the Blackheads, as well as socially and ethnically rigid organizations of craftsmen guilds, which - biggest surprise!!! - initially united people of the same ethnicity, not of the same trade. And Tallinn was very multiethnic - Germans, Danes, Swedes, Finns, Russians lived there and all of them enjoyed more prominent roles in the medieval hierarchical society than Estonians themselves.
Written 1 September 2019
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Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum is open:
  • Sun - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat - Sat 10:30 - 18:00


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