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Museum of the Coastal Swedes

This museum in Haapsalu introduces the thousand-year-old settlements of the coastal Swedes in Estonia. In the house inaugurated by the King of Sweden, you can acquaint yourself with their unique cultural heritage and see a 20-metre embroidered rug that depicts the life of the Estonian Swedes. There is a scene where Swedish peasants bought Large-Pakri Island from the Padise Monastery for 34 silver marks in 1345. Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf had great words of praise for the pictorial rug! In addition, other interesting events are organised and traditional wedding feasts are held.
Good to know: the museum houses several traditional wooden boats typical of coastal Swedes.


Features and amenities
  • Discounts
  • Upon presentation of ISIC card
  • Guide service available
  • Estonian
  • English
  • Swedish
  • Finnish
  • Russian
  • Amenities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi
  • Seminar room
  • Information point
  • Free parking
  • WC
  • Additional services
  • Souvenirs
  • Seminar
  • Workshops