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Estonian Museum Association

Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu, tel 735 0412


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 Sadama 31, Haapsalu 90502
 473 7165
 5562 3993
 May–August Tue–Sat 10–18; Sept–April Tue–Sat 11–16

Estonian Swedes have inhabited the western part of Estonia and the islands for nearly a thousand years. Living as free peasants owing to their privileges, they managed to preserve a secluded community with persisting peculiar folk culture. World War II put an end to this and made the Estonian Swedes migrate to Sweden. When Estonia regained its independence, the coastal Swedes and their descendents founded a museum with the aim not so much to collect and exhibit old folk culture, but also revive it as much as possible.

There is also sailing with 'jaala' possible for group of 11 people (June - September, 1 hour 66 €). Advance notice required:

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