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“Interesting history”

Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum
Ranked #39 of 296 things to do in Tallinn
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Owner description: Through interactive exhibits, stage shows, video and slide presentations, this museum traces Tallinn's history from the 13th century to the 1990s.
United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Interesting history”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Nice little museum with well-set out exhibits covering the history of the city, including a lovely model of the old town. I'm not always a fan of museums but this one I liked, and got a better understanding of the town. Also has a nice small cafe on the top floor.

Visited July 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Los Angeles, CA
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Thorough history from neolithic to present”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The museum covers the history of Tallinn and Estonia from ancient prehistoric times right up to the present in thorough detail. I was amused to see the emphasis on fishing -- canned sardines, sprats and so forth that we find in Baltic groceries still today. The description of "communizing" the fishing industry in the Soviet era is an interesting history lesson. On the top floor is a description of Estonia's final break away from Russia and the Soviet Union. All very interesting.

Visited July 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“interesting”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Plenty information. You learn as you walk through the rooms. The staff is eager to tell you more if you have questions. Tallinn has a lot of interesting history.

Visited November 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
213 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great little museum”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

The museum was a few doors down from where we were staying and was certainly worth a visit. The influence of the Russians and Germans on the local population was moving and well documented.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
255 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Neat museum”
Reviewed 28 January 2014

This museum gives a good overview of the history right up to modern times. I was particularly intrested in the Soviet years but the other areas were also very intresting. It's pretty inexpensive to get in and the museum is over a few floors but it is not huge so you can tour it in an hour or so.

Visited December 2013
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