Tallinn City Museum (Tallinna Linnamuuseum), Tallinn

Tallinn City Museum (Tallinna Linnamuuseum), Tallinn (must see)

The Tallinn City Museum is a parent organization for nine different museums across the city of Tallinn, Estonia. The main campus is located in the central portion of the Old Town. Besides the main campus, there are the following group of museums in the whole complex: Kiek in de Kok and Bastion Passages, the Photo Museum, Emperor Peter I House Museum, St. John’s Almshouse, A.H. Tammsaare Museum, the Eduard Vidle House, the Children’s Museum of Tallinn, and finally the Miia-Milla-Manda Children’s Museum

The main campus is housed in a building that dates all the way back to the 1300’s. It is a good representation of what dwellings were like in the Medieval days, which its lancet arched portal and double windows display so well. The building was owned by many famous merchants and politicians over the years. In 1963, the location was changed into the main campus for the Tallinn City Museum. Renovations were completed in 2000.

The permanent collections on display here are designed to give the viewer a good history of the old city, beginning with the conception of the town and ending with the Independence movement for the country of Estonia in 1991. In 2003 the Tallinn City Museum was nominated for European Museum of the Year Award.

There is a small café located in the museum, and a gift shop, where you can stop and have a bite to eat after visiting the main campus. It is open to the public from Wednesday through Monday, from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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Sight Name: Tallinn City Museum (Tallinna Linnamuuseum)
Sight Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk   Tallinn Museums   Tallinn's Latin Quarter  

Walking Tours in Tallinn, Estonia

Create Your Own Walk in Tallinn

Create Your Own Walk in Tallinn

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Tallinn's Latin Quarter

Tallinn's Latin Quarter

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 km
Landmarks of Tallinn

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Tallinn Medieval Old Town

Tallinn Medieval Old Town

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 km
Tallinn Art Galleries

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
East Tallinn

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Tallinn Old Towers and Gates

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km