Obinitsa Seto Museum

The Obinitsa Seto Museum offers an opportunity to learn about the unique history and culture of Setomaa through exploring the family life, traditions and customs of Seto families. The items in the cosy museum come from the surrounding villages; we place a particularly high value on the fine handicraft of Seto women.

Good to know: In 2015, Obinitsa village bears the title of the Finno-Ugric Culture Capital. This year, the village therefore offers opportunities to learn about the cultures of different Finno-Ugric nations.

You can get tourist information on Setomaa and the Põlva and Võru Counties and use the internet in our Tourist Information Point. You can also buy Seto handicrafts, books, CDs and DVDs in Seto language or about the Setos here.

Reviews

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  • Alexandr F Alexandr F

    Small and friendly museum of Setomaa

    In this small museum of Setomaa you'll see a lot of national things (clothes,domestic things etc.) and photos of life in Setomaa. After visitting the museum don't forget to walk around this small...

  • mS15rb mS15rb

    Do not miss if in the area

    Well worth to visit if intis area. A beautiful collection of national costumes, household furniture and ohter everyday objects of the life in this area. A setu house a they once were. Well worth to...

  • Carl C Carl C

    Tiny but informative

    The museum is tiny, but covers different aspects of Seto culture and history. The staff is very helpful and tries to answer questions and explain in English. Unfortunately, most signs are in Estonian...


Features and amenities

Location

Obinitsa küla, Meremäe vald, Võru maakond

Getting there

Please park large buses on the parking lot in front of the Seto art gallery in the village centre: it is only 125 metres to the museum from there. - If you are coming from Tartu, take a left turn on the roundabout near Võru towards Koidula and then follow the signs. Turn to the right at the T-intersection in Obinitsa and to the left after 25 metres; then, drive straight for 100 metres.
If you are coming from Vastseliina, follow the sings pointing to Meremäe. In Obinitsa, turn to the right after the store.
If you are coming from Põlva or Värska, you will reach Obinitsa 4.6 km after the Piusa sand caves.
If you are coming from Saatse-Koidula, the shortest way to the museum is to pass through Võmmorski, and after you pass the lake in Obinitsa, turn left into the village and drive for 100 metres.

Access

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car

Stops nearby

Bus: Obinitsa küla
Train: Koidula 9 km kaugusel

Coordinates

57°48'35''N 27°26'34''E | Download GPX file