We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
92
All photos (92)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good47%
  • Average24%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
About
The House of the Brotherhood of Black Heads is the only surviving Renaissance building in Tallinn. A residence probably existed at this location already in the 14th century. The Brotherhood of Black Heads bought the property in the first half of the...more
Contact
Pikk 26, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
Website
+372 631 3199
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Tallinn
from US$15,40
More Info
from US$16,60
More Info
from US$82,80
More Info
Reviews (77)
Filter reviews
17 results
Traveller rating
2
12
3
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
2
12
3
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsprofessional associationold townbrotherhoodfacademerchantsshiphallbuildinghistoryestonia
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for taking pictures in front of the excellent decorative door and where concerts are performed.

Thank George A
Reviewed 21 July 2018

This central structure, completely destroyed by German, then Russian bombing in/after WW2, has been restored in detail and offers a fascinating glimpse into medieval culture, with a twist. The House was and is really a social benevolent club, started by a group of male traders...More

Thank MK_in_VT
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The Brotherhood of the Blackheads is an association of local unmarried merchants, ship owners, and foreigners in Estonia and Latvia. It was founded as a military organization but the non-military aspects of the association gradually became more pronounced until the Brotherhood became a predominantly social...More

Thank WW_Traveller023
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is very different then the one in Riga. It is actually not truly open to the public but used as center for affairs and performances. The upper floors are private and I believe house offices. However, the women in charge was kind enough to...More

Thank CATTSAR
Reviewed 2 October 2017

As I mentioned before, this street of Pikk was a truly revelation for us, in the sense of the beauty of the buildings situated there. Just starting almost from Raekoda Plats and going upward, there are on both sides of street a plenty of beautiful...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

After a quick explanation about the history of this house. I was impressed with the history. I especially like the way they used to haul their stock up to the storage areas at the top of the house.

1  Thank My_chicken_and_I
Reviewed 28 May 2017

When we visited Tallinn the building was covered in scaffolding so nothing to see inside and little outside. The entrance door however was still visible and impressive.

1  Thank OandA-London
Reviewed 3 April 2017

During a walk of the old town, we visited many awesome sights/sites. This building houses the professional association of ship owners, merchants, and foreigners. Of note is the green and red stripped door with gold flowerettes. Above the door is a colourful carving of the...More

1  Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This building historically is known as a professional association of ship owners, merchants and foreigners.

1  Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting building both architecturally and historically. I never k ew what the Blackheads group was until visiting the Baltics!

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 87 hotels in Tallinn
Meriton Old Town Garden Hotel
643 reviews
.04 km away
Hotel Schlossle
210 reviews
.06 km away
Olevi Residents
400 reviews
.09 km away
Hotel Telegraaf
1 860 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1 120 restaurants in Tallinn
Maiasmokk Cafe
833 reviews
.08 km away
Hell Hunt
1 744 reviews
.06 km away
Anneli Viik Chocolates Cafe
100 reviews
.05 km away
Wana Wiipuri
132 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 564 attractions in Tallinn
Estonian Health Care Museum
122 reviews
.11 km away
Town Wall
956 reviews
.10 km away
Long Street (Pikk tanav)
530 reviews
.04 km away
Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik
388 reviews
.09 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from House of the Blackheads staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines