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Saaremaa Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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A visit you won’t regret

A very well restored medieval castle where there’s a little bit of everything for everyone. If... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Well renovated castle

Castle very well renovated. A lot of effort put into the museums-soviet occupation, natural... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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The Kuressaare episcopal castle, also known as the Kuressaare Castle, was built in the 14th century. Today, the castle houses the Saaremaa Museum which is devoted to the island’s nature and history. A large part of the fun is exploring the warren of...more
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Lossihoov 1, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93815, Estonia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very well restored medieval castle where there’s a little bit of everything for everyone. If you’re interested in old or new history, the exhibition is extensive - the Soviet time on the island is especially well documented and the outside chamber where communists once...More

Thank Applefee
Reviewed 3 days ago

Castle very well renovated. A lot of effort put into the museums-soviet occupation, natural history, mushroom display. Another memorial outside. Some wall remnants from original castle. Really beautiful walk around the grounds, especially toward evening with the sun setting. Enjoyed walking out on the rampart...More

Thank kscope57
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was with a group in Kuressaare, and while most of the others went to the spa I wanted to refresh my memories of the museum and castle. The castle is the only completely preserved bishopric castle in the Baltic countries, and one of the...More

Thank EeroE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Kuressaare castle on a sunny day and the the view of the castle as well as the surrounding area seen from the walls was amazing.

Thank George A
Reviewed 16 August 2018

A big restored castle with an exhibition inside. Currently there is a large and interesting exhibition on the Soviet occupation and it's effect on Saaremaa in the castle. The castle grounds are a good place to walk and explore the surroundings.

Thank margitmarkus
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The origins of this castle are in the 14th century. It has been demolished and rebuilt several times.Today it is a museum telling the history of Estonia in a chronological way. Very interesting.

Thank CharlieHelsinki
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We stopped intentionally for a light lunch but hadn't anticipated it being so light ! The soup of ham hock, carrots and pearl barley with rye bread was so light as to be more like a very slightly flavoured water. The G&T was enjoyable in...More

Thank Sotontraveller
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Wander around the castle grounds go to the top for the pano view and then tour the museum exhibits. Fascinating and engaging collection of history through artifacts and re-creations. Really could (should?) spend hours here. I found the pre-Soviet and Soviet era displays most interesting.

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 25 April 2018 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
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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