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Estonian Museum of Natural History

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Address: Lai 29A, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
Phone Number:
+372 641 1739
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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

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Imre-Gustav V
Tallinn, Estonia
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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

This museum which is supposed to depict through various displays the natural history of Estonia and its people fails in my opinion on both counts. The visitor is moved from one topic to the other without actually getting the full picture of either the history of this country and/or its poor people who practically never enjoyed throughout their history any... More 

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