Museums in Tallinn

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Museums in Tallinn

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What travellers are saying

  • Anne G
    London, UK71 contributions
    We absolutely loved this museum. We got a taxi from our hotel & the museum staff were kind enough to organise a return taxi for us. The museum is housed in a purpose built hangar, which is worth the entrance price alone. We visited oi a cold December day & there were a few people there but it wasn't crowded,. This was beneficial as it meant we were able to explore the submarine exhibit without queuing. There is a great deal to see, coupled with a lovely coffee shop. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
    Written 9 January 2024
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  • Michael Š
    81 contributions
    The Estonian Open Air Museum is a truly delightful destination. I highly recommend it, whether you're using the Tallinn card or opting for the student entry at 5€. The museum showcases a variety of older farms and homes from different centuries, offering a glimpse into Estonia's rich history. While it may not have the Scandinavian flair, it certainly has its own unique charm. One noticeable difference was the staff's demeanor; unlike the typical smiles found in Scandinavian open-air museums, the employees here seemed less outwardly cheerful. However, my visit was somewhat marred by the disappointing service at the museum's restaurant. The staff there were notably unfriendly, lacking basic courtesies like greeting customers. I was particularly impressed by some of the older staff members who, despite their age, were proficient in English, adding to the authenticity and educational value of the experience. However, some of the staff members were quite friendly. Overall, it was a great experience with fascinating houses and a lovely walk. Definitely an interesting place to visit.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Curiosity33475018277
    Linköping, Sweden6 contributions
    An excellent experience as always, an amazing set of very diverse exhibitions, I particularly loved "melanie bonajo: When the body says Yes+", spent an hour there,
    the generally pleasant atmosphere, the absolute favourite bookshop and cafe.
    Written 13 January 2024
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  • Satu88888888
    3 contributions
    We had only a couple of hours in Tallinn but the towers were well worth the visit! We didn't go into the bastions as we didn't have enough time but maybe next time! We really enjoyed the views from the tower and the bridge connecting the towers.
    Written 10 August 2023
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  • Benjamin H
    1 contribution
    The museum is great, filled with medals from various parts of the world. It's interesting to see how similar and different they can be from one another. There's also quite a few facts about each one and is just generally quite interesting. Even better is the curator, Andrus, he's a lovely guy who talked to me and my friends before and after our visit to the actual museum part and he also recommended a few places to go to and a few places not to bother with.
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • danp
    Cambridge, UK197 contributions
    Nice attraction to see how terror was in place to keep people scared and petrified about their life and what might happen to them if they break rules.
    Opening eyes place. Shows real place how KGB was treating human being .
    Informative attraction especially if you are history lover.
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • barnabybleach
    Leeds, UK102 contributions
    Very, very good museum. Really interesting and unique attractions, and all so interactive. Refreshingly everything worked, no "out of order" exhibits. Could have spent even longer here, well recommend! They've gone to such great effort to make a very fun experience.
    Written 15 February 2024
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  • danp
    Cambridge, UK197 contributions
    It was highlight of last day in Tallinn. With great weather - view form the tower - was breathtaking! History of the church its self was amazing!
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • nidriks
    Dorset, UK44 contributions
    I visited the palace and gardens on my first day in Tallinn. The museum has some wonderful works of art and was a pleasure to wonder.
    There was a helpful security guard that helped guide me to the lockers for my bags. Language was a bit of a barrier but he did good. I have to say I felt a little uncomfortable when getting my ticket for the gallery as the woman serving seemed quite short and unimpressed with me. It left me wondering if language would be a huge barrier for my trip to Tallinn. It was a nice little visit though and the gardens are really nice for a wander after.
    I am pleased to say that much of Tallinn, over my three days in the city, made up for any bad vibes from day one.
    Written 17 August 2023
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  • dizzyb3
    uk1,142 contributions
    Absolutely loved a wander around this really cool area of the city. We came early in the morning but would have loved to return on an evening to see it more lively as there were loads of really fun eating places and bars to try
    Written 15 August 2023
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  • Alan B
    Mukwonago, WI237 contributions
    Outstanding museum dedicated to the occupation of Estonia. Gives a great narrative for the years and the audio tour for the cost of admission is great. Plan to spend 1.5 hours if you listen to all of the narrative. I would recommend.
    Written 14 May 2023
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  • KellyLS144
    Nottingham, UK23 contributions
    There is so much to do here at the Maritime Museum. The highlight is definitely going on the submarine ‘The Lembit’! There are also ships outside of the museum on the dock which you can explore and go inside. This museum is perfect if you have children as there are loads of activities and games for them to play. The museum is very impressive and you can easily spend several hours here.

    My reasoning for 4 out of 5 is because the museum lacks a narrative - it is quite random, for example 5000 year old boats next to Soviet mines? It would be better to have a story or some logical structure to the museum eg Estonian maritime through time.

    However, an enjoyable experience for €15.
    Written 3 August 2023
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  • Sonja M
    Hove, UK715 contributions
    This museum has something for everyone from toddler upwards. It presents Tallinn's maritime heritage in an interesting and easy to understand way. Spread over several floors each floor has a different theme , with activities
    Written 9 July 2023
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  • Joseph P
    London, UK68 contributions
    Good for the price if you're in Old Town. The ground floor had a good history video, which gave a good insight into the period. 1st floor, good history but a bit scattered around, would have been better if it had more coherance. Cellar had a couple of interesting historical things combined with tonnes of random collections. 2nd floor, only handbags. 3rd floor, didn't go, 18+ and others suggest it's not worth it. All in all, a good museum for 2 floors, which is more than enough for the price. Stayed around 90 minutes
    Written 30 October 2023
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  • Sonja M
    Hove, UK715 contributions
    This museum is right in the centre of Tallinn and must to understand the history of the city and the Guild culture. Spread across several floors it has something for you and old . Take time to explore the side exhibitions . Have fun and take a photo in regal robes.
    Written 9 July 2023
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