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Estonian Museum Association

Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu, tel 735 0412


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 Kolkja, Peipsiääre vald, 60301 Tartu maakond
 5392 2444
 Advance notice required

Russian Old Believers have remained true to their religious beliefs since the 10th century. Today there are 11 congregations of Old Believers in Estonia and about 15 000 Estonian inhabitants who have remained true to their religion.
At the museum, which was opened in 1988 in the premises of the Kolkja primary School, one can see a typical room of the Old Believers with its bed, table, chest of drawers, and a mirror. In this room an important place has been separated to God.
The museum also exhibits all sorts of clothes traditional to the Old Believers, also books, crucifixes for men and women, tools and photos of ancestors.

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