History Museums in Tallinn

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History Museums in Tallinn

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  • Michael Š
    81 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Satu88888888
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Alan B
    Mukwonago, WI237 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Nicholas N
    Copenhagen, Denmark904 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good museum that tells you the story of the Estonian people through the times.
    If you plan to do a lot of museum etc. I would recommend the Tallinn card which makes it at lot more affordable.
    Written 22 March 2023
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  • 2013CTB
    Atlanta, GA224 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting little museum. Well worth the time to tour. e sure and catch the short video in the basement. The entire museum is only anout4-5 rooms, but you get some great insights about an important figure in history.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • The devil in the detail
    Stuttgart, Germany66 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really interesting displays, well put together and very informative, including an up-to-date section on current Russian resistance.
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • TheDumbuser
    Dudelange, Luxembourg41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice museum and interesting exhibition. It's a very small museum and even when having a bigger interest in the art of photography it's a max 20 minutes look around. So you can consider it as a pro or con.
    Written 12 February 2023
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  • Katy W
    Cambridge, UK52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stumbled across this museum whilst walking around Tallinn. It really is worth a visit if you can spare 30 minutes. Fascinating exhibits, and each book has a description of the reasons why it was banned. I was surprised to see I’d actually read quite a few.

    Definitely visit (and donate) - one of a kind and highlighting an important issue.
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • PBTravelstheWorld
    Lynden, WA399 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great little FREE museum hidden in the underground of Freedom Square. This museum presents the struggle for freedom for the Latvian People and shows real footage of the politicians, leaders and many who participated in that battle. The content is in Latvian, but most items are also subtitled in English and there are handouts that offer other languages and more English for the overview. Best part was that you could watch and listen to as many video clips as you wanted. If you had more interest in some areas then do more, others you could get the general info quickly and move on. This museum's message doesn't get lost in a lot of artistic camouflage, but has a practical and large amount of info well presented. The staff was very helpful too!
    Written 21 August 2020
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  • Tanja V
    Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This exhibition is really worth visiting showing "60 objects which have been reconstructed on the basis of original Leonardo's sketches". What a multitalented genious Leonardo has been. Even my teenager was amazed.
    Written 25 July 2018
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  • Nicholas N
    Copenhagen, Denmark904 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There's a lot of interactive things for children. The museum is still good but mostly for children.
    If you plan to do a lot of museum etc. I would recommend the Tallinn card which makes it at lot more affordable.
    Written 22 March 2023
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  • J K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museum staff is really passionate about computers and museum collection is good and what is best, you can use some of the machines.
    Written 22 May 2021
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  • Amitantri
    Jakarta, Indonesia357 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    They have old houses from different parts of Estonia placed here. It was just about winter, therefore it was cold and wet unfortunately. However, it was to be outside, walking in the wood, feeling like going back to the medieval era of Europe.
    Written 6 May 2018
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  • Violetta P
    Bath, UK19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum only takes up one room but it is packed full of various army guns, bayonets, knives and other weapons of Russian, German and other origin. You can try on a Russian military hat, hold a real Kalashnikov and take and photo with a Maxim machine gun. The collection features some rare and interesting military awards from Estonia and Russia. All exhibits are labelled in Estonian, English and Russian. Both the adults in my group and a 6-year-old boy enjoyed exploring this museum and felt it was worth the ticket price of 5 EUR per person (free for children under 7). There are a few items for sale, including some medals and replicas of guns. The museum is very well located just off the main square (Raekoja Plats).
    Written 23 August 2019
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