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Great Guild Hall

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Address: Pikk 17, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 641 1630
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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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!

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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.

Thank Mila_Norge
Eastpointe, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

It is well worth it spending some time here. It tells the story about Estonia and Tallin very efficiently. More or less all the artifacts that are displayed has an translated text in english to explain what it is. The Guild Hall itself is very impressive.

Thank vibran
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Ask for the family discount ticket and pay 9 euros instead to 10 for two adults. This is a very well organized and well presented museum and does a good job of telling the history of Tallinn. The historic building has been around since 1410 when it served as a trading hall for merchants. This is a highly recommended attraction... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

If you are interested in the history of Estonia, then you should pay a visit to the Great Guild Hall. The building in the middle of the Old Town dates from 1410 and houses the Estonian History Museum. Inside you can see a short film on Estonia and a mixture of traditional exhibits and interactive displays. Don't miss the basement.

Thank Markus A. W
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Great Guild is a Gothic style building that was built in the early 15th century. It is typical of medieval architecture. It was built as a guild for traders who operated in Tallinn. The building has served as an arts venue, stock exchange, court sessions, church services and parties. The façade of the Great Guild has arches. You get... More 

Thank Mazmannan
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A lovely easy way to learn the history of Tallinn, which is very well told in pictures & artifacts with added sound effects. Relates events that happened in the Great Guild Hall which was very much part of Tallinn development.

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The exhibit on the guilds and their celebratory culture was very interesting. The rest of the museum is spacious and whilst the video on the country's prehistory and medieval history is interesting, there are some missed opportunities. For example, in that same room, the exhibits on the country via touchscreens and artefacts are haphazardly placed rather than in chronological order.... More 

Thank genibre69

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