Saatse Seto Museum

Saatse Seto Museum was opened in the former schoolhouse on 25 July 1974. The museum was founded by the legendary principal of Satserinna School, Viktor Veeber. 

The new permanent exhibition of the museum that houses Setomaa's most extensive collection provides information on Saatse as a village surrounding a church, and on the local history and people. 

The Museum focuses on the following topics: Seto man, Seto man's work, Seto woman, making clay pots, the Church of St. Paraskeva the Great Martyr and Päätnitsa Day (the Feast of St Paraskeva). If arranged beforehand, you can also visit the church.

The museum has a spacious yard and a beautiful park with a study trail, located just a few hundred metres from the Russian border.

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  • Mansen_musa Mansen_musa

    Small but informative museum

    The museum is located in an old wooden building very near Russian border (in fact you can see the border if you walk along the nature path starting from the museum). The exhibition is housed in the...

  • Зоя Г Зоя Г

    Прекрасно!

    Путешествуем самостоятельно на автомобиле. Здание музея находится в доме, где жил учитель, экскурсовод рассказывала на русском языке. Купили сувенирчик от дурного глаза.


Features and amenities

Location

Saatse küla, Värska vald, Põlva maakond

Getting there

Access

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

Stops nearby

Bus: Saatse

Coordinates

57°52'55''N 27°47'6''E | Download GPX file