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Maarjamae Palace Estonian History Museum (Maarjamae Loss)

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Address: Pirita tee 56, Tallinn +372, Estonia
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+372 696 8600

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Interesting exhibition at the Stable - German Occupartion 1941-1944

Very interesting exhibition. This era of Estonian history is not well known, I assume. At least I did not have a full picture on what really happened and by whom. It is not only... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 February 2016
Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Very interesting exhibition. This era of Estonian history is not well known, I assume. At least I did not have a full picture on what really happened and by whom. It is not only the German occupation, but starts from the Soviet invasion & occupation and also ends to Russian soldiers walking again the streets of Tallinn in 1944. Not... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

There was not much to see inside the museum, felt like waste of money. But the statues of Lenin and Stalin behind the museum were really great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

This palace converted to museums.The main section is the Soviet time statues and the other Estonian film and electricity museum .A good view of the harbour from here.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

Often one think at a historical museum as a boring experience but this is not the case with Estonian history museum. Full of interactive activites, interesting material, facts and about the nation today, videos, games. Much variety in the way things are exposed. Definitely to visit to get an idea of the country!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

We arrived here on a wet miserable day and were told that there was no history here... We had read about the German occupation exhibition in the stables so asked about that. We were sold a ticket that we thought covered all the site so we looked at the quite boring electricity and film exhibits. These will only interest people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

The stables only reopened last year- and beautifully restored with excellent facilities- but the Castles and Pawns exhibition is outstanding- it is described as "the first comprenesive exhibition 0f the German occupation of Estonia" but it is so much more-It allows the visitor to understand that critical period of the coutry's history in a sensitive and thought provoking way-the horrors... More 

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Southern Finland, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2015

The renovated stable of Maarjamäe palace (about 200 meters from the main building) is an exhibition and educational environment of the Estonian History Museum and there has been opened a new interactive exhibition about German Occupation of Estonia 1941–1944, providing a thorough overview of one of the most controversial and dramatic periods in the history of Estonia for the first... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

This review is a tale of two Halves. In the first place, I went to Maarjamae Palace as an extension of the Estonion History Museum. I went out by taxi and it was a bit like going to a place that had been left behind. The original palace buildings are in a poor state of repair, and this neglect extended... More 

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Mount Forest, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

This museum has 2 major buildings..the first dealing primarily with the Soviet occupation and the second with the German occupation. Anyone with any interest in WW11 is virtually overcome with the visit. Fortunately, Estonia has an awesome film archive and here it is shared in a way which really captures one. The layout of the museum is brilliant..the many uses... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

I didn't go in the museum, as it was closed, but around the back you can find 10 ton statues of Stalin or busts of Lenin. Totally amazing to see the collection, now very rare to see in situ. Impressive.

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