History Museums in Tallinn

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History Museums in Tallinn

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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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  • Rexonaut
    Brussels, Belgium711 contributions
    I even did not know tunnels are open. They were longe and deeper than expected. I was surprised that Swedes built such a strong fortification in a such short time.
    During the Soviet time it was used as nuclear war shelter.
    Written 21 August 2022
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  • Richard M
    Hampstead Norreys, UK719 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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  • Ron21Edin
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom29 contributions
    This was a great find of a museum. It might well be unique. It is a fascinating travel back through time and around the world in the form of the myriad of orders of knighthood. Many of the jewel encrusted exhibits must be priceless.
    A well presented collection. Allow an hour or two for the extensive collection.
    Written 1 September 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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  • June A
    Surrey, UK2,438 contributions
    Situated in a little side street, in what was once the Old Town Prison, this is a must see for anyone who is even remotely interested in photography. They have an amazing view of old cameras for you to peruse - probably the best I have seen anywhere - thankfully they are a lot smaller and lighter today, with heaps of technical information for those who are interested enough to read it and understand. It is included in the Tallinn card as well which certainly helps.
    Written 23 June 2019
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  • 2013CTB
    Atlanta, GA196 contributions
    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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  • Zwreviews
    Belfast, UK59 contributions
    This is a great way to spend 30 minutes. I went in when it was very hot as I had a Tallinn card which meant I got free entry. I’m glad I did! I hadn’t planned to visit this and found it very interesting and informative
    Written 16 July 2022
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  • Tanja V
    Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland11 contributions
    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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  • Amitantri
    Jakarta, Indonesia357 contributions
    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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  • Martins V
    Jurmala, Latvia387 contributions
    Want to know how movies were made? Visit this museum and take the guide. Highly recomended for groups of teenagers
    Written 29 April 2019
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  • PBTravelstheWorld
    Lynden, WA398 contributions
    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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  • J K
    1 contribution
    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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  • Violetta P
    Bath, UK18 contributions
    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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  • bentevl
    Haarlem, The Netherlands18 contributions
    Absolutely recommend a visit to this place when you’re in Tallinn. It’s small, but with enough interesting information to keep you entertained for quite some time. The museum is free, and it’s encouraged to pick up and check out the books, making it a little bit of an interactive experience as well. The owner of the museum is an incredibly kind guy who is passionate about his collection and will gladly give you all the information you want about any book, and more! Don’t skip this place if you are a book nerd (or if you just have an hour to spare in Tallinn)
    Written 14 August 2022
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