Museums in Tallinn

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Museums in Tallinn

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  • CaroMLewis
    London, UK72 contributions
    Well worth a visit if only to explore the old submarine. The museum is well designed and lit, we would recommend a visit. The submarine is fascinating.
    Written 13 November 2022
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  • Alejandro D
    Tallinn, Estonia9 contributions
    Vast natural spaces with real-life examples of how the Estonian culture lived in old times. The staff is very knowledgeable and provides insight into the premises and history of the country. A must-see museum, indeed!
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Anonymous855
    Trabuco Canyon, California1,570 contributions
    Yes, I know art is in the eye of the beholder and I'm saying that made our group so uncomfortable with distaste for genitalia stuff that we left the floor to see something else. It was offensive. Rest of the museum was good and we paused for lunch in the cafe.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Anonymous855
    Trabuco Canyon, California1,570 contributions
    I walked around wishing I had booked a guided tour here as I'm certain I missed some terrific things. It's more than just graffiti style art. Everyone there, of all ages, looked like they were enjoying it. Playgrounds for kids, shops, cafes, studios, etc
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Ilias_t_t
    Athens, Greece188 contributions
    You should visit it. It's not very far. It's not one of a kind but it's a palace with history behind. If you are there in summer you can even sit under the sun and have a picnic.
    Written 22 August 2022
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  • laczkozsu
    Debrecen, Hungary1,170 contributions
    It’s an important part of the Town Wall. It was built in 1475, its height 38 metres, the walls are 4 metres thick. This funny name means that the defenders of the tower could peek into the kitchens of the lower town. Now we can see some cannonballs from 1577 in the walls. Nowdays it houses the Tallinn City Museum's exhibition on the history of the city wall. I think it’s worth a visit.
    Written 4 December 2022
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  • Richard M
    Hampstead Norreys, UK755 contributions
    The museum covers the main recent times that Estonia has been occupied. Firtly by the Germans in the second world war and then by Russia as part of the USSR. There are a lot of objects that are used to tell the story which is linked to a pretty good audio tour system. There are a lot of personnal recollections which really got you into the feel of what things were like. Interesting and thought provocking.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Liina
    9 contributions
    very nice place. I was able to try some things myself. The plastinated bodies were interesting. There were also interactive things.
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • Michael M
    50 contributions
    Small museum with displays of dungeon-like rooms where KGB conducted interrogations during Soviet era. Staff were passionate about Estonian history.
    Written 13 November 2022
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  • scp5421
    Denver, CO122 contributions
    Wow! First off, the man working on 28 November could not have been more helpful. He got me set up with their free wifi-based audit guide, walked me over to the museum, and gave me a brief intro. Many thanks!

    This place is really only about three rooms, but I spent two hours here. There is so much information and history packed into all the different orders and their corresponding insignia. The audioguide is amazing, but almost overwhelming with all the history, people, and dates! I had to pause it a few times to make sure I was actually taking in the pieces themselves.

    Can't recommend this small but fantastic museum highly enough, and - pro tip - it's open on Mondays, when most places that appeal to tourists are closed. Use your time wisely! :)
    Written 28 November 2022
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  • jbg74
    Saint Paul, MN895 contributions
    I went in here because it was raining and am very glad I did. The Dymphna alter piece exhibit was very interesting. You need to get the audio guide to follow along with each section of the alter piece and there is also another section where they talk about what modern spectro analysis discovered and the changes the artist made while painting the alter piece. The audio dialogue was a little cheesy but still very interesting.
    Written 21 October 2021
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  • Ville J
    Kokkola, Finland49 contributions
    Upstairs has a collection of old coins and some musical history stuff. A bit boring for me. However I liked the downstairs. Medieval weapons, armors, guild history and so on. I recommend 1-2 hours.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Richard M
    Hampstead Norreys, UK755 contributions
    The tower contains the maritime museum which is very good with a lot of interactive displays that always make a museum more interesting. You can also see the interior of the tower and get access to the roof garden for more wonderful views of the city.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Anders C
    Stockholm, Sweden31 contributions
    Interesting museum in the capital, Tallinn with focus on telling the history of modern Estonia. Interesting objects and with a modern display. Focus is on Estonia’s modern and dramatic history from the period from imperial Russia to independence and then back to Russia/USSR and finally independence. Freedom is the main theme. Recommended.
    Written 24 March 2018
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  • Aethelred
    Cambridge, MA1,083 contributions
    The Tallinn super self-conscious, imitation-hipster acts are difficult to take once one has been here long or often enough to realize that it’s all staged and copied, but sometimes the results can be nice in a Disney kind of way. Fotografiska is a restaurant that caters to the respective clientele with a no-waste, sustainability shtick that is neither convincing nor would it make sense. But take the show and the often annoying clientele, and the waiters’ lyricism, away and it’s actually a pretty good traditional, normal, regional restaurant with a nice menu and good food, plus nice views.
    Written 21 October 2022
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