The history of the building that houses the Tallinn City Museum reaches back to the 14th century. It is a typical medieval dwelling with a stylish lancet-arched portal and a sumptuous double window.
For centuries it was owned by renowned citizens – merchants and town councillors.
The house was adapted for museum purposes after a reconstruction period which took place from 1963 to 1965.
The present look of the building dates from the last overhaul that was completed in 2000.
The permanent exhibition provides an overlook of Tallinn’s history through centuries – beginning with prehistory and ending with Estonia’s regaining of independence in 1991.
In 2003 the Tallinn City Museum was nominated for European Museum of the Year Award.