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City Museum

City Museum
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We enjoyed this little Museum .It is housed in an old building dating back to 1394....the age of these places is amazing , especially considering how much was destroyed during WW 11.
It has depicts some interesting history from 1200 to the 1950s.
It's easy to manoeuvre with lots of English. I almost missed the 3rd floor which has all the Soviet memorabilia ..I really liked the little model of Old gave a nice lay of the land.

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Jan 08, 2014

Tallinn City Museum - Tallinna Linnamuuseum

This museum tells the history of Tallinn city and a lot of Estonian history as well. Very very nice museum. We visitied on a Friday last Friday of the month which meant free enterance to all its exehibitions. We started on ground floor which told us about the developement of Tallinn city then proceeded up the stairs. I'd recommend this museum to anyone. Five stars! *****

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Apr 18, 2012

Tallinn City Museum

I am not a great fan of "general" museums, Melbourne having a notable exception. Although this is not in Melbourne's league, it does have have enough variety that most people will find something of interest to them. I have always been fascinated by Soviet art - especially posters, and there is a room full of them here on the upper floor. There is a lot of interesting information about early Tallinn and its port and a large scale model of Tallinn c 1825. There is a small charge for this museum.

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Mar 30, 2011

Tallinn City Museum

The Tallinn City Museum or Linnamuuseum in Estonian shows the history of the town right from its beginnings until the Soviet period. It is a fascinating museum and everything is really well-presented. You learn about the Blackheads (the young unmarried merchants), see the interior of a typical Estonian merchant's house, learn about the tensions between the aristocracy in Toompea and the merchants in the lower town, see pictures of Estonians rebelling against the Soviet Union, read about the legend of why Tallinn is the town that will never be completed (if it is it will be flooded) and a great deal more. This is a great museum and you absolutely shouldn't miss it.

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Jan 08, 2011
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the city museum

The city museum (Linnamuuseum) is all about Tallinn: it takes you through the city and its development from the 13th century to the 1990s with the aid of interactive exhibits, stage shows, video and slide presentations.

The museum is open from 10.30am-6 pm all week except on Tuesday, entrance is free with the Tallinn card, otherwise it’s 50 EEK for adults and 30 EEK for children (august 2010).

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Sep 09, 2010

Linnamuseum; city museum

Considired Tallinn's most interesting museum is the city museum: Linnamuseum. It is situated in an medieval merchant's home at Vene tänav, close to Raekoja Plats. It has 4 levels and is quite interesting, but I definately prefer the maritime museum in Tallinn.
Some parts of the Linnamuseum looked too simple, puppets without faces, it didn't interested me.... at the fourth floor there is a small shop and bar, the prices of drinks are soooo cheap there, as we were used to when we first visited Tallinn some 4 years ago!

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Sep 29, 2008

City museum

In a medieval merchant's multistoreyed home is this very interesting museum loaded with information and items pertaining to the history of Tallinn.

Up on the top floor is an excellent exhibition on the events involved in Estonia's secession from Russia.

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Aug 22, 2008

Tallinn City Museum

The Tallinn City Museum contains information and exhibits about Tallinn from medieval times to the present day. Located in the Old Town -- and free admission with the Tallinn card. This museum helps provide a good historical perspective of the city and the region. It is a fairly small museum, and it is possible to see most of the sights in a couple of hours.

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Mar 15, 2008
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"A medieval marvel"
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"Shades of Grey"
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"Tallinn - A Great Mixture of the Old and the New"
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"Tallinn - medieval spirit city"
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"In the bleak midwinter ..."
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Tallinn City Museum

The Tallinn City Museum (Tallinna Linnamuuseum) traces the development of the city from its earliest origins to Estonia?s independence in 1991.

The exhibits encompass social and political history, trade, influences, occupations, revolution and independence. Interesting aspects include how Toompea and the Old Lower Town were administered separately and the tensions between the two areas. Also the latter part of the exhibition dedicated to life under Soviet rule is rather thought provoking as propaganda and real life are displayed side by side. The building in which the museum dwells, an old merchants house, is also interesting as there are a number of exhibits exploring domestic life in such a house.

The exhibits are well set out with most labelled in Estonian and English and as a whole this interesting museum gives you an insight into and appreciation of the fascinating history of Tallinn.
Open: Wed-Mon 10.30am (11.00 Nov-Feb) to 5.30pm

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Apr 06, 2006

Linnamuuseum (City Museum)

The City Museum is a great Tallinn museum that traces the city's roots from its founding in the 1200s up through the present day. The museum will give you a good overview of the city and its rich heritage. Definately worth the trip if you have some free time to spare.

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Jul 06, 2004

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