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Saaremaa Museum

Lossihoov 1, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93815, Estonia
+372 455 4463
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Great castle, ordinary museum

The castle is very interesting and is set in beautiful grounds and is well worth a visit. It houses... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul B
Billingham, United Kingdom
Worth it only if you're already in Saaremaa

Castle grounds are beautifully preserved and interesting in their own right. The exhibit itself is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah M
via mobile
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Lossihoov 1, Kuressaare, Saaremaa 93815, Estonia
+372 455 4463
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is very interesting and is set in beautiful grounds and is well worth a visit. It houses a museum which is rather old fashioned in its exhibition style. Some interesting exhibits but presentation is poor. Not many of the exhibits are labelled in...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Castle grounds are beautifully preserved and interesting in their own right. The exhibit itself is not laid out well and there is virtually no English until you get to the top floors focusing on WWII and Soviet occupation. That part is done well but it's...More

1  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Superbly restored castle from 1390. Walk right through the basements, back corridors and vaulted galleries. Excellent and moving coverage of Soviet era trauma. Allow plenty of time, there is lots of well presented detail in English and Estii. The extensive grounds around the moat are...More

Thank DaveMcKingseat
Reviewed 26 August 2017

One of the better local museums we have found travelling for a town this size. Very well done museum focusing on the local aspects of history. The building itself is a maze of rooms and stairs which add to the experience. If you go to...More

Thank Richard10024
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This place you must visit if you are in Kuressaare, it has a amaizing collection and the place itself is very beatiful

Thank Tõnis P
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The castle was in much disrepair, but has been carefully restored. There is not much historic stuff like medieval swords, but the exhibits on the Soviet occupation and late 1800s and establishment of Estonian independence are very good, with some (not all) in English. Simply...More

Thank Film G
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Wow! This is great.. so much to see, we just ran out of time. Castle history, Estonian history, Teutonic Knights, gruesome murders and mysteries - has everything.

Thank 838huwe
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Very interesting collection of folklore and everyday island life items. A good insight in the history and culture of Kuressaare in an impressive castle.

Thank Georgios_trip
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Visited this intersting place with rch history. Pricy entree of 6 euro. A gratis map/leaflet with a plan would be useful.

Thank GUy S
Reviewed 1 August 2017

A great museum offering a good insight into the life of Saaremaa people from the medieval times to the 21st century. The castle itself is worth visiting, too! Warning: The museum is not accessible - there is zero lifts available inside...

Thank Jellona
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