Estonian History Museum

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Estonian History Museum
Eesti Ajaloomuuseum
Museo Estonio de Historia, Tallin, Estonia, 2012-08-05, DD 05.JPG
Former nameProvincial Museum
Established19 February 1864 (1864-02-19)
LocationPikk 17 and Pirita tee 56, Tallinn, Estonia
Coordinates59°27′09″N 24°48′37″E / 59.452503°N 24.810401°E / 59.452503; 24.810401
TypeHistory museum
Collection size280,747 (2008)
Visitors55,777 (2013)[1]
FounderEstonian Literature Society
DirectorSirje Karis
Public transit accessMaarjamägi, TLT Aiga bus.svg
(The Maarjamäe Manor)

The Estonian History Museum (Estonian: Eesti Ajaloomuuseum) is a museum about the history of Estonia in Tallinn. It was initially established by chemist Dr. Johann Burchard (1776 – 1838) who ran the town hall pharmacy known as the Raeapteek.

Inaugurated in 1987, it picks up where its counterpart leaves off in the mid-nineteenth century to cover the political and social upheavals of the twentieth century.[2] The exhibits include historically dressed mannequins and recreations of domestic interiors. The 1940s and 1950s are represented by army uniforms and weapons. There is an original hut used by the Forest Brothers, the legendary partisans who fought against the Soviet occupation, and a replica of a desk used by a communist party secretary.



  1. ^ "Kultuuriministeeriumi haldusala muuseumide külastatavus 2013" (PDF) (in Estonian). Kultuuriministeerium. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  2. ^ Steve Roman, Nat A. Singer (2008). Tallinn In Your Pocket. In Your Pocket. p. 72. ISBN 0014062690.

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Coordinates: 59°27′09″N 24°48′37″E / 59.452503°N 24.810401°E / 59.452503; 24.810401