Great Guild Hall, Tallinn

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Marvel at the medieval architecture and explore one of Tallinn's important historic sites at Great Guild Hall. A prime example of Gothic style, the building dates back to the early 15th century--it served as the center of the city's guild of merchants and artisans. Today, the hall is fully restored and houses the Estonian History Museum. The permanent exhibit showcases the city's and country's history as well as the cultural heritage of the Estonian people. You can stroll through the chambers once frequented by Tallinn's wealthy traders, see historical artifacts, take part in many interactive educational activities, or shop for souvenirs. The admission fee includes an audio guide, and you can make a reservation ahead of time if you want a guided tour. To visit Great Guild Hall and get the most from your holiday in Tallinn, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tallinn day trip planning app.
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  • Not bad, but not really good. The building is impressive, but the museum is not as well organized as the other muiseums in Tallinn. You can get an impression, but if you are more interested in the...  more »
  • Another museum in Tallinn worth visiting. Great to see the trading history of the town and the stories with it.  more »
  • A tiny but well maintained eclectic museum. The venue itself is very historical and impressive. Has a great collection of firearms and some curiosities from different world cultures, including a mummified hand.
  • A lovely little museum in a historic guild hall that provides an excellent overview of Estonian history, along with some background on the building. This is a great first stop on a trip to Estonia, as it provides ample context to sights in the country. It’s also enjoyable to wonder through and read about the building. A can’t miss for history fans, and strongly recommended for anyone else.
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