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Saaremaa Museum

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Address: Lossihoov 1, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93815, Estonia
Phone Number: +372 455 4463
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Really impressive castle with deep insight in history. Place which will not leave You ignorant, for sure. For older people this can be challanging, as too much stareways must... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Liga V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really impressive castle with deep insight in history. Place which will not leave You ignorant, for sure. For older people this can be challanging, as too much stareways must be climbed to see all exposition.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kuressaare Castle is a must go if you visit Saaremaa. Historical and educational. :) Its even more beautiful while having a picnic nearby.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I was only on Saaremaa for two days (Monday and Tuesday). While it was possible to wander around the grounds of the castle and the moat, the museum was closed. From 1 September it only opens Wednesday - Sunday 11.00-1900. No doubt the museum has calculated the cost effectiveness of it's opening days. That said September seems a little early... More 

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1 Thank fly22
Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The history and displays here are wonderful! These include not only the history of people, but also an extensive wildlife exhibit. The number of artifacts contained in the museum is enormous and are treasures not to be missed. Although the multiple direction possibilities can be a bit confusing, this is the way many old castles are. One can easily go... More 

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1 Thank AdventurePhiles
London, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This museum inside of Kuressaare Episcopal Castle has much interesting material and has been nicely restored. Most of the interpretive material is in Russian and Estonian but there are folders in other languages that help you navigate through the rooms. However, there is one glaring and interesting period missing from this history museum, and this is world war 2 and... More 

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1 Thank westerntraveler2013
Jogeva, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Oleks rohkem tahtnud vaadata ja süveneda, aga ajaloolised näitused on väikestele veel natuke igavad. Muiduon ka tore kindluses ringi käia ja katuselt vaadet nautida. Kindluse õuel saab uudistada klaasikoda ja sepa töökoda ning vibuga märki lasta. Lastele meeldisid ka vanad kahurid. I enjoyed the exhibition. Some parts of it are a bit boring for young children, but it's interesting to... More 

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Thank kerstinpl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

So we got lost. So many rooms and staircases! We didn't manage to follow in chronological order, so not even sure if we saw everything. Shame lots of it is not in English. We got in at about 5 pm, and since they're open till 7 pm, that would be fine. But boy does the staff want to go home... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Most interesting part of travel on that island, and also a deep dive in a culture and history of a country

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Thank Aleksei Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Have been visiting the museum since childhood, I never grew out of it. They change some exhibits, though most are the same. Children love it. Especially the section on the animals of the island (stuffed animals).

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Thank Andres T
Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The museum offers a wide selection of stories from Saaremaa's history. The castle itself is also well renovated and it is beautiful in a very "everyday" way. It is looks very much like Estonian. If you have only a limited time in Saaremaa, this is the place you concentrate on.

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