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Rudolf Tobias House Museum

Address: Hiiu maantee 33, Käina alevik, Käina vald, Hiiu maakond | Show on map
Telephone: (+372) 463 2091
Website: http://www.muuseum.hiiumaa.ee/?page=English External link
E-mail: info@muuseum.hiiumaa.ee
Method of payment: Card payment
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The house, built in the first half of 19th century, is one of the oldest and rarest small town residences in Estonia. Composer and organist Rudolf Tobias, the father of Estonian classical music, was born in the back room of this house on May 29, 1873. His father Johannes was a parish clerk and organist at Käina Church.  

The exhibition in the historical parish building provides a detailed overview of the composer’s life and work. The museum's exhibition also includes 19th and 20th century furniture and musical instruments. In the courtyard of the museum, there is a barn, a cellar and a shed, and a post mill so characteristic of Hiiumaa. The beautiful view of Käina Bay will touch the heart of any visitor.

Times and prices


Wednesday–saturday: 11:00 - 17:00
Monday–tuesday, sunday: closed
Adult: from 3 €
Child: from 0 €
Family ticket: from 6 €
Pensioner: from 2 €
University student: from 2 €
School student: from 2 €


Is open advance bookings only

Adult: from 2 €
Family ticket: from 5 €
Pensioner: from 1.5 €
University student: from 1.5 €
School student: from 1.5 €

Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

Languages spoken

  • Estonian
  • English
  • Finnish


  • Exhibition
  • Information boards
  • Souvenirs
  • Recreation area/picnic ground
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Drop Toilet
  • Free parking
  • Art and gift shop

Additional services

  • Guide service available
  • Themed events
  • Workshops


  • ISIC
  • ITIC
  • For children
  • For students
  • For pensioners
  • For groups


Seminar and conference rooms