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  • 2412rachaelr
    Plymouth, UK21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the most amazing and interactive sea harbour museum. You could pretend to fly seaplanes, sit in emergency dingy, try on life jackets, pilot small race boats and drive speedboats....plus tons more. It was very atmospheric, like being in an underwater cave, and everything was very clearly signposted with great historical facts. The submarine was a great surprise and fun to walk through, and the ships outside were pleasant to visit too.
    Written 3 June 2024
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  • Mike O
    Roanoke, VA1,332 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a terrific time here. Spent hours wandering along the paths touring many of the 100+ buildings. Multi-lingual signs, including English, were everywhere. And, we downloaded the free MUNI app that included an interactive map and audio guide for most of the buildings. Very well done. First class experience. This place reminded us of the Frontier Culture Museum in Stanton, Virginia; but much much larger.
    Written 24 May 2024
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  • Sightseer10641657214
    129 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The whole experience of this museum was a delight from the wonderful new building , to the parks setting and the wide range of very well displayed and labelled art.
    Written 29 May 2024
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  • Rasa K
    Kaunas, Lithuania187 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a good place to visit when going for underground tunnels. Here you can find a good exhibition and how the tunnels evolved during the years.

    The upper wall museum is not worth visiting.
    Written 15 March 2024
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  • x_terepin
    Leeds, UK8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had a wonderful time visiting this museum! Firstly the man who sold me the ticket was so kind and told me what I needed to look out for and what they had on display. I had the whole museum to myself which was brilliant, they have such a varied collection containing things I’ve only heard about in books or seen on TV! After I had a look in the shop and had an amazing conversation with the same man who sold me the ticket - he was very knowledgeable and definitely obviously has a real passion for what he does and it made my visit even better!
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • danp
    Cambridge, UK280 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Miles B
    Maidstone, UK141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Estonian Health Museum is one of the more interesting museums I visited during my trip to Tallinn. It cost €12 to enter as a single adult and as I visited midweek, it was very quiet.

    There is a lot of interesting information spread over the multiple floors of the museum, which is split out into variety of rooms, each covering a different part of human health.

    Most interesting to me is the inclusion of real, embalmed/preserved human bodies, or parts of them, dissected to show exactly what is being displayed in many rooms.

    The inclusion of these was fascinating, as was the inclusion of assorted body parts with some sort of affliction on display (such as a cross section of a neuroblastoma).

    These sections can also be skipped if you’re coming with children, and there seemed to also be plenty to keep them interested and entertained with the exhibits.

    A number of exhibits particularly stood out, including the one on parasites, addicting substances and sexual health

    Finally, I particularly loved the inclusion of the room discussing death, especially natural death, and how it’s not something to be feared. This is a refreshing topic to see included and was very interesting to read and learn more about, especially when it came to Estonian traditions over the centuries. It’s an important topic and one that isn’t always discussed enough.

    In summary, I highly recommend this museum for adults and children alike.
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Samuel J
    Carlsbad, CA80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum in the heart of old town Tallinn. Definatley makes this a must visit. Art and history are great and the trip up the bell tower gives an amazing view.
    Written 3 June 2024
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  • nidriks
    Dorset, UK168 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • finnlagun
    London, UK427 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum was completely empty when I visited on a Sunday afternoon. Of this I was thankful indeed, for there is nothing worse than jostling with uncouth tourists and their rambunctious offspring on visits like this one. Moreover, the lack of crowds made for a peaceful and thought-provoking visit that I was able to slowly digest rather than devour in a stressed hurry.

    As other reviewers note, this museum has been well thought-out and includes several interactive elements. The audio guide was programmed effectively and worked well — my only gripe would be that the gentleman’s anecdotes in each room could be shortened somewhat. As someone who did not grow up in the USSR, I found the section around life in the USSR, with reconstructions of the home and suchlike, most interesting.

    The lady who welcomed me to the museum was polite and courteous and I was thankful to be offered some complimentary water on arrival. I can recommend this museum for a brief visit when you have run out of Tallinn’s other attractions. An hour and a half should be ample.
    Written 28 April 2024
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  • KellyLS144
    Nottingham, UK55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, UK725 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, UK85 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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, UK725 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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