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Tallinn City Museum Linnamuuseum

Vene 17, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
+372 615 5183
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City museums are often quirky places, combining straight historical narration with the citizens... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexandria, Virginia, USA

A multistorey museum in an old historic house. A range of interesting exhibits that track the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Through interactive exhibits, stage shows, video and slide presentations, this museum traces Tallinn's history from the 13th century to the 1990s.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Vene 17, Tallinn 10123, Estonia
+372 615 5183
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Reviewed 1 week ago

City museums are often quirky places, combining straight historical narration with the citizens' ideas about what they are proud of, plus a good dose of whatever collections prominent people have donated over the years. This museum is in that mold. It tells a good story...More

Thank Davanden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A multistorey museum in an old historic house. A range of interesting exhibits that track the city's formation through to modern day post Soviet estonia. Worth a visit to get some context and insight into tallinns history and it's important role in shaping baltic history.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were actively looking for a museum on the history of Tallinn so we dropped by. At first we walked past because the door looked closed and the museum was very quiet - I think we were the only people there besides the staff. The...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Museum is located in Vene street, which goes from the Raekoja plats in Old Town of Tallinn. It is housed in one 14th century medieval stone merchant house. We encountered ourselves with the very comprehensive contents of museum, giving us an excellent introduction to...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What you will find here is a well organized review of Tallinn's history on several floors of a nice old building. If this is your thing, this museum will appeal. Not really suited for most children.

1  Thank Film G
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very good museum of recent political history. Older history is there, however for me the 20th and 21st century history is very well done here. Lots of photos and a very interesting video of post war, perestroika etc. Recommend this to anyone.

1  Thank Jim T
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We spent a rainy morning being fascinated by the exhibits in this museum. I would visit it first then the open air museum then the museum of occupation to get a true sense of the history of this small but energetic country. The attendants are...More

1  Thank happyholidays8
Reviewed 11 July 2017

For those who know little to nothing about Estonia or Tallinn, this museum offers a great pocket history that you can take in in an hour or two. Signage is in English and staff (or volunteers?) speak English, too, and are very eager to share...More

1  Thank Fog-blogger
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The entrance to this museum is not too impressive, but it's really well designed and kept us entertained for a couple of hours. There's a changing exhibition - we saw coins through the ages, but the highlight is the main room which tells the story...More

Thank Aztecarts
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We liked the museum-not too large as to be difficult to take in. There are English translations for most exhibits. The detail is just right. Not boring. No cafe but with so many in town that's not a problem. I learnt a lot in the...More

Thank fenbelle
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