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  MY TALLINN

Towers, hidden tunnels and mighty City Wall

 
18.02.2013

VanalinnOnce upon a time, a long time ago, armies would come from the sea and attack the city of Tallinn.
The people of Tallinn built mighty walls to defend themselves, to man the wall they built an intricate structure of towers and hidden tunnels.

Today a lot of that structure is still around and part of it is open to the public. These, along with hands-on, interactive museums are the best way of finding out what it was like to live in the Middle Ages. 
Princes with swords and princesses, knights under cannon fire and explorers - you are all welcome to create your own fairy tales in the tunnels and on the walls of Tallinn!

 
 
   
Children's Museum

Children's Museum

Museums
If you’ve got children, or you’re a child at heart, you can’t pass up a visit to the Children's Museum.
Kotzebue 16
+3726413491
laste@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/lastemuuseum
Epping Tower

Epping Tower

Sights
A chance to dress up in medieval armour is one of the features on display at the Epping Tower.

Laboratooriumi 31
+372 601 3001, +372 566 01663

www.epping.ee
Estonian History Museum - Great Guild Hall

Estonian History Museum - Great Guild Hall

Museums
Housed in the 15th century Great Guild Hall, country's grandest history museum tells Estonia's story from prehistoric times to the present day.

Pikk 17, 10123 Tallinn
+3726411630
post@ajaloomuuseum.ee
www.ajaloomuuseum.ee
Estonian History Museum - Maarjamäe Palace

Estonian History Museum - Maarjamäe Palace

Museums
Set in the lush surroundings of Pirita is the history museum that deals with birth, development occupation and second independence of the nation.


Pirita tee 56, 10127 Tallinn
+3726228600
post@ajaloomuuseum.ee
www.ajaloomuuseum.ee
Estonian Maritime Museum

Estonian Maritime Museum

Museums
Tallinn is first and foremost a port and this journey into the past, housed in the legendary Fat Margaret cannon tower, is bound to be a great outing for all the family.
Pikk 70, 10133 Tallinn
+3726411408
info@meremuuseum.ee
www.meremuuseum.ee
Estonian Museum of Natural History

Estonian Museum of Natural History

Museums
The museum brings nature closer to city people and helps them discover the secrets of the flora and fauna.

Lai 29a, 10133 Tallinn
+3726411739
muuseum@loodusmuuseum.ee
www.loodusmuuseum.ee
Estonian Open Air Museum

Estonian Open Air Museum

Museums
Enjoy themed fairs, visit old farm houses and rustic churches and roam acres of forest as part of this trip into the past. 

Vabaõhumuuseumi tee 12, 13521 Tallinn
+3726549100
info@evm.ee
www.evm.ee
Hellemann Tower and Town Wall

Hellemann Tower and Town Wall

Sights
Visitors not only get to see the tower, but they can also walk along a 200-metre stretch of the town wall, from where they'll get fantastic views of the Medieval city. 
Müürivahe 48
+37256646598
info@hellemann.ee
www.hellemann.ee
Kadriorg Palace - Kadriorg Art Museum

Kadriorg Palace - Kadriorg Art Museum

Museums
This Baroque palace, built by Peter the Great is today home to the foreign art collection of the Art Museum of Estonia.
A. Weizenbergi 37, 10127 Tallinn
+3726066400
kadriorg@ekm.ee
www.kadriorumuuseum.ee
Kalev Marzipan Museum Room

Kalev Marzipan Museum Room

Sights
For five centuries Tallinners sweet tooth has been sated with marzipan mania, now you have the chance not only to taste marzipan by also see how it's made.
Pikk 16, 10123 Tallinn
+3726464192

www.kalev.eu/maiasmokk/martsipanimuuseumituba
Kiek in de Kök

Kiek in de Kök

Museums
Take a peek into the kitchens from the battlements of this Medieval defensive tower or tour around the Bastion Tunnels (advance booking needed).
Komandandi tee 2, 10130 Tallinn
+3726446686
kok@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/kok
Masters' Courtyard

Masters' Courtyard

Sights
Old Town courtyard is this site dedicated to the master craftsmen of old.
Vene 6
+3725046113
jaan.parn@mail.ee
www.hoov.ee
Museum for Puppet Arts NUKU

Museum for Puppet Arts NUKU

Museums
The Museum for Puppet Arts is an interactive display showcasing the magic and the artistry of puppetry.


Lai 1, 10133 Tallinn
+3726679555
kassa@nuku.ee
www.nuku.ee
Museum Miia-Milla-Manda

Museum Miia-Milla-Manda

Museums
This elegant boutique museum taylored for children is set in the palatial beauty of Kadriorg suburbs.
L. Koidula 21c
+3726017057
mmmm@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/miiamillamanda
Peter the Great's Cottage

Peter the Great's Cottage

Museums
One of great figures in World's history, Peter the Great, liked to mingle among the people and when he stayed in Tallinn he lived in this humble cottage.
Mäekalda 2
+3726013136
peetri@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/peetrimaja
Seaplane Harbour (Lennusadam)

Seaplane Harbour (Lennusadam)

Museums
Region's biggest sea centre and maritime museum in architectually unique seaplane hangars boast life size submarine and replica seaplane.   
Vesilennuki 6, 10415 Tallinn
+3726200550
info@lennusadam.eu
www.lennusadam.eu
St. Olav’s Church and tower

St. Olav’s Church and tower

Sights
The 14th century Gothic church that dominates Tallinn's skyline was a skyscraper of it's age and is still a major attraction. Visiting the church is free for the tower check the ticket price (free with Tallinn Card).  

Lai 50, 10133 Tallinn
+3726412241
oleviste@oleviste.ee
www.oleviste.ee
Tallinn Botanic Garden

Tallinn Botanic Garden

Sights
Botanical garden near Pirita district is the best place in Tallinn to stop and smell the flowers.
Kloostrimetsa tee 52, 11913 Tallinn
+3726062666
aed@botaanikaaed.ee
www.botaanikaaed.ee
Tallinn Car Museum

Tallinn Car Museum

Museums
Tallinn Car Museum exhibits 40 historical vehicles, with the earliest exhibit dating back to 1931.
Paldiski mnt 135a, Tallinn
+3725141444
info@automuuseum.ee
www.automuuseum.ee
Tallinn City Museum

Tallinn City Museum

Museums
This historical museum, which tell Estonia's story through the ages, is itself a part of history.


Vene 17, 10123 Tallinn
+3726155193
info@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/linnamuuseum
Tallinn Zoo

Tallinn Zoo

Sights
The Zoo is most famous for it's collection of goats and sheep, but it also has domestic pets for children to pet in a mini zoo.


Paldiski mnt 145, 13522 Tallinn
+3726943300
zoo@tallinnzoo.ee
www.tallinnzoo.ee
Tallinn Town Hall

Tallinn Town Hall

Sights
The Town Hall was the political centre of Tallinn for centuries and is one of the finest original pieces of Gothic architecture in this part of Europe.


Raekoja plats 1, 10146 Tallinn
+3726457900
raekoda@tallinnlv.ee
www.tallinn.ee/raekoda
Tallinn Town Wall

Tallinn Town Wall

Sights
Despite or maybe because of its military function, the surviving parts of the city's reinforced three metre thick stone walls give the city its chocolate box, fairy tale charm.
Väike-Kloostri 9
+3726449867
kodu.linn@mail.ee
Tallinn TV Tower

Tallinn TV Tower

Sights
It is no exaggeration to say that the renovated 1980s era television tower, now a museum, restaurant and venue, will take you up into the heavens, to right beneath the clouds. 
Kloostrimetsa tee 58a, 11913 Tallinn
+3726863005
info@teletorn.ee
www.teletorn.ee
Towers' Square

Towers' Square

Sights
Towers Square gets its name from the Town Wall towers that border one of its sides, and the fact that a number of the church spires can be seen from here.
Rannamäe tee, Nunne Str.


Town Hall Pharmacy

Town Hall Pharmacy

Sights
Marzipan was one of the pharmacy's best sellers, one that local legend insists was actually invented as a curative here in the 15th century.
Raekoja plats 11
+3726314860
rae@apotheka.ee
www.raeapteek.ee
Town Hall Tower

Town Hall Tower

Sights
Tallinn’s Town Hall is famous for its 64-metre, octagonal, Gothic tower.
Raekoja plats 1, 10146 Tallinn
+ 372 645 7900
raekoda@tallinnlv.ee
www.tallinn.ee/raekoda
 
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