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 peasant bought Large-Pakri Island from the Padise Monastery for 34 gold marks in 1345. Swedish King Carl Gustaf had great words of praise for the pictorial rug! In addition, other interesting undertakings take place and traditional wedding feasts are held. Good to know: A wooden sailboat – Jaala – was built in the net shed next to the museum, which was modelled on boats from Ruhnu Island.

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 th

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  • Interesting museum by the Baltic Sea

    That's the place we made a trip to, settled on one of the two peninsulas, connected with an isthumus. It appeared rather as one really quaint, but above all, one interesting museum. This museum tells...

  • No English captions only Swedish and Estonian

    Very nice woman at the front, but she informed me no captions are in English. A shame bc exhibits look interesting otherwise.

  • Very interesting museum

    This is very interesting museum if you are interested in baltic history in general, and specially in Swedish-Estonian settlements. The hotel gives very much details in Swedish-Estonian settlements...


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