Tallinn City museum
Date: 22.05.2019 - 15.05.2021
Place: Tallinn City museum

How the fortress became a city. To the 800th anniversary of the Danish city

How old are settlements in Tallinn? When did the settlement become a city? How did they live here in the first years under the dominion of Denmark? The exhibition presents the birth of Tallinn in three stages: Tallinn before it became a city, Tallinn when Valdemar II arrived and the foundation of the city. The exposition includes archaeological materials from scientific collections of the Tallinn City Museum and Tallinn University. And for comparison, items from Tartu, Riga and Lund are exhibited. Here you can see an animated model of the formation of the city since the Danish domination, made by the artist Jüri Ratas.