Museum of the Coastal Swedes

Sadama tänav 32, Haapsalu linn, Haapsalu

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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.

Times and prices

Tuesday–saturday: 10:00 - 18:00
Monday, sunday closed

Monday, sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday–saturday: 10:00 - 18:00

01.09–30.04

Tuesday–saturday: 10:00 - 16:00
Monday, sunday closed

  • Adult:

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    3 €
  • Child:

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    0 €
  • Family ticket:

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    6 €
  • Pensioner:

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    2.5 €
  • University student:

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    2.5 €
  • School student:

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    1.5 €
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  • Adult:

    from

    3 €
  • Child:

    from

    0 €
  • Family ticket:

    from

    6 €
  • Pensioner:

    from

    2.5 €
  • University student:

    from

    2.5 €
  • School student:

    from

    1.5 €
  • SHOW ALL PRICES
  • Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

  • Adult:

    from

    3 €
  • Family ticket:

    from

    6 €
  • Pensioner:

    from

    2.5 €
  • University student:

    from

    2.5 €
  • School student:

    from

    1.5 €
  • SHOW ALL PRICES
  • Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

Features and amenities
  • WIFI

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there
Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Holmi
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Reviews
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palawanismyhome

palawanismyhome

Don't miss this museum

This is a small museum but interesting to spend an hour here. I never realised how many Swedes lived along the coastline and islands. There are documentaries to watch while you are there and some old...

Dr B

Dr B

Very interesting if you are Swedish

Most Swedes don’t even know of their countrymen in Estonia and the hardships they suffered. This is for good education on them. It is a lot of reading though. Friendly staff with additional...

Curiologist

Curiologist

A little gem

If you are curious about Estonia's complex history and want to learn about the Coastal Swedes then this little museum is the place to come. The main exhibit is the Aibotapet (Aiboland Tapistry): a...

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