Viimsi Manor, which was established by St. Brigitta Nunnery of Pirita, was first mentioned in 1471 as Wiems. After the Great Northern War the manor had multiple owners, among those the Stenbock, Buxhoeveden, Maydell and Schottländer families.

The one-storey stone-made house got its present shape after the fire of 1865. After the dispossession in 1919 the manor was gifted to the Commander-in-chief of the Estonian Army General Johan Laidoner who owned it until 1940. During the World War II it was used by the Red Army. Since 2001 the building houses the National War Museum of Estonia (also the Museum of General Laidoner).

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Nelgi tee, Viimsi, Estonia
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Founded: 1865
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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Jevgeni Dudakov (47 days ago)
Небольшой уютный зал с камином, вкусная еда, внимательный персонал.
Lisa Moore (10 months ago)
Nice room. Quiet place. Great location. Roo too warm. Staff helpful. No sauna access despite being advertised.
jari antikainen (2 years ago)
It was all right. Not the best one but not so bad also. Basic.
Alexey Larkov (2 years ago)
Inconvenient beds, no fridge, dirty bathroom, mosquitos
Liisu L (2 years ago)
Old, not too much air in room.bathroom really nice.
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