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Saaremaa Museum

Lossihoov 1, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93815, Estonia
+372 455 4463
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Sobering Experience of the Autrocities

Unfortunately, public school systems only teach you what they want you to learn. The history of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
travelingfoodiefam
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virginia
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Castle

Castle not open every day so check the days. Long walk into the castle. lower ground has photoes... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2018
Helen D
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Lossihoov 1, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93815, Estonia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, public school systems only teach you what they want you to learn. The history of the Baltic’s and Saaremaa needs to be heard throughout the world, so such will never have the chance to occur again. May families be reunited and the spirits of...More

Thank travelingfoodiefam
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Castle not open every day so check the days. Long walk into the castle. lower ground has photoes through the ages, gradually coming towards the present. There was terrible history there when the Russians gathered together people and murdered them in the grounds, then they...More

Thank Helen D
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

If you're already in Saaremaa you should definitely stop by the museum. Besides its amazing exhibition the castle view is breath taking. I would really recommend it and taking a walk around the castle, too.

Thank Priscila P
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

The lady curator looked like a KGB female Sergeant from an early James Bond movie lol, and her eyes followed us around the rooms.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

The castle is very interesting and is set in beautiful grounds and is well worth a visit. It houses a museum which is rather old fashioned in its exhibition style. Some interesting exhibits but presentation is poor. Not many of the exhibits are labelled in...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Castle grounds are beautifully preserved and interesting in their own right. The exhibit itself is not laid out well and there is virtually no English until you get to the top floors focusing on WWII and Soviet occupation. That part is done well but it's...More

1  Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Superbly restored castle from 1390. Walk right through the basements, back corridors and vaulted galleries. Excellent and moving coverage of Soviet era trauma. Allow plenty of time, there is lots of well presented detail in English and Estii. The extensive grounds around the moat are...More

Thank DaveMcKingseat
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

One of the better local museums we have found travelling for a town this size. Very well done museum focusing on the local aspects of history. The building itself is a maze of rooms and stairs which add to the experience. If you go to...More

Thank Richard10024
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This place you must visit if you are in Kuressaare, it has a amaizing collection and the place itself is very beatiful

Thank Tõnis P
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The castle was in much disrepair, but has been carefully restored. There is not much historic stuff like medieval swords, but the exhibits on the Soviet occupation and late 1800s and establishment of Estonian independence are very good, with some (not all) in English. Simply...More

Thank Film G
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