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Great Guild Hall

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Address: Pikk 17, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
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+372 641 1630
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This Guild Hall is the Estonian Historical Museum. It is located north of Old town city center and close to other major attractions.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Guild Hall is the Estonian Historical Museum. It is located north of Old town city center and close to other major attractions.

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Moscow, Russia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Very dull place - a few strangely picked up objects in showcases, not really much connected to each other, accompanied with erratic texts. Not clear, to whom the authors address: it's too complicated for preschool children, but too boring for anyone older.

Thank MariaNightdiver
Novosibirsk, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I must have come at the wrongest of times as the museum alarms went off and locked out the entire top floor of the museum, so it was effectively shut when I arrived. But when the staff found out what a long way I have come from they volunteered to show me around the rooms still open for free )))... More 

Thank oxana980
Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Great Guild Hall is just a short street away from the beautiful Town Hall Sq in central Tallin. It's located in a long beautiful Pikk street, perfectly matching other buildings in it. In plane Gothic style it was erected to honor Tallin becoming a member of the Hansa league of Baltic cities. It houses a small history museum explaining... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The history of Estonia would have deserved a bit less boring museum. Too much to read, too little interaction. If you don't mind reading looooots and lots of captions and texts you might enjoy the museum, but i prefer museums that are easier approachable like Lennusadam (which I absolutely adore)

Thank Henna_M_
Kauniainen, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This building hostes a small but fantastic historic museum. The hous interior in it self is worth a visit and so is sertainly the historical exhebition. Do not miss it but be prepered that you will use more time here then antisipated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Fun activity for a rainy day. Learned a lot of Estland and Tallinn, cool to see this great old building and the history behind it. We really traveled back in time here! Will recomend it for every age group!

Thank agnesmbj
Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I loved this museum. You learned a lot about the medieval times and the history of Tallinn. The building is an original guild hall and houses lots of history in itself.

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Eastpointe, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This museum tells the story, history of Tallinn and Estonia. Lots of artifacts are on display as well. It is a beautiful 15 century building located in Old Town. Worth a visit but not as must visit.

Thank Stendel
Milpitas, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This museum is free on the last Thursday of the month (when we coincidentally were there), but I probably would have paid the 5€ entry fee.Interesting building, interesting exhibits, very well done downstairs.

Thank Milpitas_traveller

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