Estonian War Museum - General Laidoner Museum

  Mõisa tee 1, Viimsi ,   Viimsi          +372 621 74 10     23 Nov 2023

Housed in Viimsi Manor, the former summer residence of General Johan Laidoner, the Commander‑in‑Chief of the Estonian Armed Forces in the Estonian War of Independence, the Estonian War Museum is a great place to start if you'd like to learn more about this country's history. Over hundreds of years, Estonia has had troops fighting on its soil from Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Russia and has even hosted a fair share of Viking battles.
The exhibition gives an insight to war history in Estonia from ancient times to the 20th century with more detailed focus on the Estonian War of Independence and the history of Estonian national defence. Selection of Estonian historical uniforms as well as around 130 firearms and cold arms from the mid-18th century to the 20th century can also be seen.
There is also a large display of artillery guns and military vehicles including former Soviet monument tank of Narva T-34 and a Russian tank T-72 destroyed in the Ukrainian war. The Heavy Artillery Hall is situated 300 meters from the museum and is open from Estonian Veterans Day on April 23rd to Father’s Day on the second Sunday of November.

Getting there: Take bus N°1A to Viimsi from the Viru Centre’s underground bus terminal and get off at Viimsi vallamaja stop (should be about a 25min ride). Walk back to the main road and turn right, another 50m and it will be the large yellow building on your left.


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Open 11:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon, Tue.
The main building is open all year around, heavy artillery hall is open from May through October, Wed-Sun, 11:00 - 18:00 or by booking.

Price/Additional Info

Admission €7, reduced €5, family €14. Free admission to children up to 18 years old.


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