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Estonian Museum of Natural History

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Address: Lai 29A, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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+372 641 1739
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Estonia boasts an unusual amount of space per capita. Over a half of our...

Estonia boasts an unusual amount of space per capita. Over a half of our country is covered with pristine nature: trees swaying overhead, bogs fading into the mist, erratic boulders sticking out of the sea along the coastline. Such wealth of intact nature is rarely found elsewhere in Europe. The more life concentrates in cities, the more humans become estranged from the woods and seas. Yet humans, too, are part of nature, of the animal kingdom: we ourselves do not remember but the genes know. A return to nature is as if a journey to one's self. We invite you on this journey, telling stories of the wilderness of Estonia and helping you decode its secret talks.

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Good introduction to Eestonian nature

The museum is located in the heart of the old town of Tallinn and might be visited also with small children. But, museum has three floors in a midieval house so please prepared... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Karina T
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I visited with my teenage sister and my mother and all 3 of us were really impressed. The museum was easy to find with map, tickets weren't expensive and the exhibitions were well made, I mean the best what I have saw by this far. My favourite was the ancient seas. Only minus is coming from the language. Almost everything... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The museum is located in the heart of the old town of Tallinn and might be visited also with small children. But, museum has three floors in a midieval house so please prepared for a quite sharp steps. This museum gives overall overview of the nature of Estonia. Go and take a look!

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Thank Karina T
Parnu, Estonia
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Very interesting little museum in Tallinn Old Town. Cute animal exebitions, very informative. Lots of clear information for kids. You can bring your dog with you, outside the museum is doghouse.

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Evanston, Illinois
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

An interesting museum in an interesting neighbourhood. This museum offer photo exhibition, other then fossils and animals life.

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Thank kiltmaker2
Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

few halls of expositions with nice decoration, touch screens, gaming - all for interesting pastime and useful information about the country

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Thank Iryna V
Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

A new exhibition "Lichen and Moss" was very interesting and nicely presented. 6-year kids enjoyed it also. Weather forecast from a la million years ago was great (the 1st time I saw it in Helsinki actually)!

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Thank Imre-Gustav V
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lots of interesting things for kids over 3. A big minus for the lack of signs in english. Most of the texts were only in estonian. We had bad luck with the exhibition, since it was about different mosses.

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Thank Inkeri A
Darlington
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Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

As lovers of natural history we would always take the opportunity to visit a museum specialising in the topic. But this museum just does not do that. In fact we do rather think the museum is misnamed as it became clear to us that they were aiming it laegely at children. The museum has three floors and the entire first... More 

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Reviewed 29 February 2016

Well maintained, very informative and well documented. Eye opener for people outside Europe and not very familiar with the Soviet / German Occupation History. This one hour shall give a fairly good insight of Estonian History.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

There were some interesting things to see but it is only a small place and doesn't take long to see it all. There are lots of activities for children and would be better suited for young families.

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