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“Interesting exhibition at the Stable - German Occupartion 1941-1944”

Maarjamae Palace Estonian History Museum (Maarjamae Loss)
Ranked #91 of 309 things to do in Tallinn
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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 a big exhibition. Just one floor, but it is well produced. You do need to take the headset and listen.
The Stable is quite easy to find. Several buses go via Pirita tee.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. We definitely liked this visit.

1  Thank Waiski
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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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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.

Thank SE s
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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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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 with special interest in this areas. You do get to see the ESSR mural complete with Lenin and cosmonauts. Then we walked to the stables to be told that we needed to pay another fee. The German occupation exhibit was much more interesting.

However, the highlight of this place is behind the main palace and you can access for free. There are several Lenin statues and even Stalin. Thanks to other reviewers who mentioned these as we would not have found them otherwise.

You can also walk next door to the Maarjamae Memorial for free. We enjoyed the free outdoor items more than the museum. It is over-rated and over-priced for what they offer at the moment. They are renovating and hopefully in the future it will have more history.

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