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Saaremaa Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 19:00
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Great museum, lovely castle

There is such an interesting collection here, quite well curated, and definitely not to be missed... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
Cairns, Australia
Beautiful Medieval Castle on Saaremaa

It was a beautiful sunny day when I explored Saaremaa Castle and fortifications. The view from the... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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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 6 January 2019

There is such an interesting collection here, quite well curated, and definitely not to be missed if you visit beautiful Saaremaa.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jenevefrizzo
Reviewed 16 October 2018

It was a beautiful sunny day when I explored Saaremaa Castle and fortifications. The view from the cafe at the top of one of the towers was spectacular. However, on the way up to the cafe, each level had an interesting display depicting different eras...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank annemurphy05
Reviewed 20 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Applefee
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kscope57
Reviewed 10 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EeroE
Reviewed 7 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank clayhaus
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