Attractions & museums

    Tallinn City Museum

    Housed in a 14th century merchant house, this comprehensive museum provides an excellent introduction to Tallinn’s history.

    It covers all the vital aspects of the city’s past and its development. 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 Estonia’s re-independence.

    Free entrance with Tallinn Card

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    • Tallinn's history on 3 floors

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      September 27, 2021 By Fudgemellow

      This museum was a nice surprise. It gave us a good overview of Tallinn's history. There's an open depot in the basement which houses a lot of items. There are also interesting temporary exhibitions... Read more comments

    • good to understand the history

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      July 3, 2020 By nikolausk779

      Very good museum about the history of Tallinn. Well organized on three floors, with staff, which recommends and gives ideas, after that museum you can have a good understanding about the history of... Read more comments

    • Easy to navigate

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      December 17, 2019 By RhiannaC6

      Interesting museum. The medieval part especially. Unfortunately I didn't time my visit well as it seemed to be excursion day and the kids blocked whole sections. I had to wait for them to move on... Read more comments