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Photo by: Paul Kuimet

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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 305 reviews

Location (map)

Pikk tn 17, Tallinn

Old Town

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Distance from:

Airport

5.00km

Harbour

1.5km

Train station

0.60km

Bus station

3.30km

Open/ Available

1.05-30.09 Mon-Sun 10-18
1.10-30.04 Tue-Sun 10-18

Fees

Ticket 8.00€
Child ticket 6.00€
Family ticket 16.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

Contact

post@ajaloomuuseum.ee

+372 696 8690

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Child-friendly

 

Accessibility

Restricted accessibility
  • doors width less than 70 cm
  • threshold or step hight more than 4 cm
  • gradient of ramp over 10%
6cm
High treshold
  • threshold hight over 2,5 cm
  • height in cm above the symbol
6
Steps
  • number of steps above the symbol
16cm
Low step
  • one step outside the entrance door
  • height under 13 cm
  • height in cm above the symbol
WC / toilet for disabled users
  • wheelchair sign on WC door
  • fully accessible
  • meets international standards

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The museum can be accessed with mobility aids from the door in the vault of Börsi Käik, but pre-arrangement is necessary. From there, you can take the elevator to the cellar floor of the museum. The front door is accessible also with the help of the security guards; there is also a stairlift that works with some wheelchairs.

Estonian History Museum - Great Guild Hall

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Films and hands-on displays at this extensive museum show how Estonian-dwellers lived, fought and survived through 11,000 years.

The museum covers Estonia's history from prehistoric times’ right up to the end of the 20th century.

It makes its home in the 15th century Great Guild Hall, itself a spectacular relic of Tallinn's past. It is no surprise that this hulking, gabled hall with its gigantic porch and lion’s head door knockers belonged to the Great Guild. Members of the guild, who had to be married German merchants, controlled the Town Council. In the cellar rooms, an exhibit called 'Power of the Elite' showcases the history of the building.

Among the other displays are 'Making a Fast Buck' in the coin chamber, which focuses on the  sundry ways of payment seen in Estonia throughout history.

The weapons chamber presents wars and arms through the ages, with a simulator mimicking the sounds of each weapon displayed. The museum co-operates with a tactical shooting centre which offers an actual shooting experience with historical guns. With a museum ticket, visitors can ask for 5% discount on the range's 'History' package. See www.tacticalshooting.ee.

In Börsi käik, the narrow passageway that runs alongside the building, a 'Road of History' exhibit highlights the most important events of Estonia's past.

Children can look for the museum’s very own dragon, displayed for centuries on the building’s pillar. The museum’s courtyard presents several things that are ideal for little visitors. 

Museum entrance is free with Tallinn Card.

Location (map)

Pikk tn 17, Tallinn

Old Town

More

Distance from:

Airport

5.00km

Harbour

1.5km

Train station

0.60km

Bus station

3.30km

Open/ Available

1.05-30.09 Mon-Sun 10-18
1.10-30.04 Tue-Sun 10-18

Fees

Ticket 8.00€
Child ticket 6.00€
Family ticket 16.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

Contact

post@ajaloomuuseum.ee

+372 696 8690

Information

More

Child-friendly

 

Accessibility

Restricted accessibility
  • doors width less than 70 cm
  • threshold or step hight more than 4 cm
  • gradient of ramp over 10%
6cm
High treshold
  • threshold hight over 2,5 cm
  • height in cm above the symbol
6
Steps
  • number of steps above the symbol
16cm
Low step
  • one step outside the entrance door
  • height under 13 cm
  • height in cm above the symbol
WC / toilet for disabled users
  • wheelchair sign on WC door
  • fully accessible
  • meets international standards

More

The museum can be accessed with mobility aids from the door in the vault of Börsi Käik, but pre-arrangement is necessary. From there, you can take the elevator to the cellar floor of the museum. The front door is accessible also with the help of the security guards; there is also a stairlift that works with some wheelchairs.

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"HOW WOULD YOU RATE 11,000 years of pre/history, located at the far-far easternmost tip"

4.5

February 8, 2019, by thejonpage

... of the wealthy merchants’ Hanseatic League, and now having its own sense of identity shoving from its menacing neighbours? We start with the Stone Age residents as Estonians as if geographic... Read more

"Good museum, but was hard to engage with."

4.5

February 7, 2019, by emilylouisec

I will be honest - I cant put my finger on what it is about this museum that I found difficult. The exhibitions were varied and random, there was some information written down, the rooms covered a... Read more

"Great Historical Exhibition in an historic building"

4.5

January 22, 2019, by 391grantt

We were only in Tallinn for a short time and visited the Estonian History Museum after a recommendation, It is located in the old guild hall and tells the story of Estonia. You could very easily... Read more

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