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 name Provincial Museum
Established 19 February 1864 (1864-02-19)
Location Pikk 17 and Pirita tee 56, Tallinn, Estonia
Coordinates 59°27′09″N 24°48′37″E / 59.452503°N 24.810401°E / 59.452503; 24.810401
Type History museum
Collection size 280,747 (2008)
Visitors 55,777 (2013)[1]
Founder Estonian Literature Society
Director Sirje Karis
Public transit access Maarjamägi, 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. 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