Haapsalu Lace Centre Museum and Gallery

Karja tänav 25, Haapsalu


The Haapsalu shawl, an extremely fine knit shawl that can be pulled through a woman’s ring, has been the symbol of Haapsalu for more than a century. Ever since then, these shawls have been highly regarded by women. The knitters of the traditional shawls are professionals and the skill is passed down from generation to generation.

In the Shawl Museum, you can see a permanent exhibition on the past and present of the Haapsalu shawl, examine the extremely fine patterns, and buy one of the masterpieces for yourself.
In the summer, local shawl knitters hold trainings and workshops.
Haapsalu shawls have been presented as gifts to the women of the Swedish Royal Family as well as the honoured guests of the President of Estonia.

Times and prices

Tuesday–friday: 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 11:00 - 15:00
Monday, sunday closed

Tuesday–friday: 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 15:00
Monday, sunday closed

Features and amenities
  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
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Bus: Evald Okase muuseum
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Kelly L

Kelly L

Call before going

We went to Haapsalu specifically for the lace museum. According to facebook, their website and the information center in Haapsalu, the museum was supposed to be open. Upon arrival, there were signs...

Oleg Y

Oleg Y

Just very fine museum of handicraft !

Surprise after surprise we were getting at in the magic Haapsalu Town and one of them was this amazing Haapsalu Shawl Museum. It is located in Ehte street, just above the region of Haapsalu...



one of the kind in the all world

What a beautiful and delicate handcraft, made by local handicraftsmen. It is as good to look at and to buy. Prices are quite high they are worth it.

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