Great Guild Hall

Tallinn, Estonia

Since the 14th century craftmen’s guilds were significant brotherhoods who drove interests of their members. The big guild of Tallinn was an union of wealthy merchants. Their base was the Great Guild Hall in downtown, opposite the church of Holy Spirit. The building itself was built in 1407-1410 and is a well-preserved sample of Medieval construction.

Today the Great Guild Hall houses a museum presenting Estonia's history from prehistoric times right up to the end of the 20th century. Films and interactive displays show how people here lived, fought and survived over the last 11,000 years.

References: Tallinn Tourism

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Pikk 17-19, Tallinn, Estonia
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Founded: 1407-1410
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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Sam Tambago (7 months ago)
The Great Guild Hall, nice place to know Estonia's history.
Andrei Darin (8 months ago)
Nice little museum. Has a large coin collection.
Marko Uibo (9 months ago)
Really modern museum and it's a perfect size. You get nice and interesting overview in sensible time, so it's a good idea to step in while having a walk in the Old Town.
Prince FR (16 months ago)
A nice museum in the old centre of Tallinn. The museum present a good overview of the estonian history since the last ice age and is well worth a visit even if you're in a bit of a hurry.
Michael Buckland (17 months ago)
An intriguing and captivating stroll through the history of Estonia! We spent about an hour here which was enough time to check everything out. Well out together and a great insight into the history of the Estonian people from 9000 BC through to today.
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