Tallinn City Museum

Tallinn, Estonia

The building of the City Museum dates from the 14th century. The oldest record in the real estate register dates from 1363. The permanent exhibition provides an overlook of Tallinn’s history through centuries – beginning with prehistory and ending with Estonia’s regaining of independence in 1991.

Various sectors of medieval society are explained using a combination of texts, artefacts, life-sized models and sound effects. High-quality displays on the upper floors are devoted to 20th-century life, its turbulent wars, Soviet occupation, and finally Estonian independence.


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Vene 17, Tallinn, Estonia
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Founded: 1363
Category: Museums in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)


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User Reviews

Marina Konenkova (3 months ago)
So much old town story, very interesting place.
marco fontana (4 months ago)
Tallinn City Museum located in the old town is an interesting place to visit. It offers different expositions explaining the life, history and culture of the city from the Middle-Age untill the Contemporary Era. I recommend to stop-by once coming to visit Tallinn even for the reasonable price of its tikets.
Chris Crawford (6 months ago)
I appreciated learning a little of Estonia’s history here. They have a tough story of conquest by successive occupiers. The displays seem a little disjointed but I feel I got a good look at their history.
Madis Toom (7 months ago)
Excellent tour guides and interesting exibhitions. They will accomodate larger groups and also help with finding the best solution for your groups needs. If you would like get to know Tallinn a bit better, go have a look.
Hannah Paternoster (8 months ago)
This is a really nice museum about the history of Tallinn! When you have walked around in the city before visiting this museum, you recognize a lot of the old city center. Highly recommended! :-)
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