Haapsalu Shawl Museum
Haapsalu Shawl Museum
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The Haapsalu Shawl, an extremely fine knitted shawl that can be pulled through a woman’ ring, has been the symbol of Haapsalu since the last century. At that time, as well as today, they are highly regarded by women. The knitters of traditional shawls knitter are professionals; the skill is passed down from generation to generation. In the Shawl Museum, which is located in a jewellery workshop, 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.Interesting fact: Haapsalu shawls have been presented as gifts to the women of the Swedish Royal Family as well as the Estonian President’s honoured guests.
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Kelly L
Eau Claire, WI16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
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 in the window indicating that the museum was closed for the week. It did look very interesting. Recommend calling ahead before going there.
Written 13 September 2018
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Oleg Y
Belgrade, Serbia2,705 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
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 Episcopial Castle. Actually, this museum is settled in a jewellery workshop, with a permanent exhibition on the past and present of the Haapsalu shawl, that shows to the visitors the very fine patterns of shawls and generally, the art of knitting handicraft.
Also is possible to buy one of the masterpieces for yourself.
We were very glad to see such nice exhibition.
Written 30 September 2017
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merike2017
Haapsalu, Estonia51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
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.
Written 8 April 2017
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Jens-Chr. Strandos
Halden Municipality, Norway431 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
My wife found this to be a very interesting place with all the handicraft you could find here. Nice exhibition.
Written 17 August 2016
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Vivian L
Southern Finland, Finland2,401 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
I had been looking for this location already during my earlier visits and this time I asked the tourist information where this museum is located since the TA places this museum to Ehte tn 4. I got the right address, Posti 25 and the nice lady in tourist information showed me an example of this traditional handicraft and it was so delicate and light, made of wool but so lightweight you cannot understand.

With the right address I found this shop and exhibition room, entrance fee 1.50 EUR to exhibition, shop with free entrance. Smaller items starting from 20 EUR and shawls starting from 44 EUR (year 2016). And the smaller shawls were so lovely, I wish I could have bought one.
Written 10 July 2016
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Kaikaljo
Tallinn, Estonia85 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
These shawls are really amazing, especially the old designs. Next time I am definitely going to buy one.
Written 14 November 2015
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Lyudmila771
Kyiv, Ukraine24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
The ladies who are doing the knitting will most probably be there waiting for the visitors and ready to show how these wonderful pieces of art are done. They are representing traditional craft that runs in the families for centuries. The works are really sophisticated and amazing.
Written 19 August 2015
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sunville2014
Malahide, Ireland67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Business
You will probably meet some of the ladies who made the items for sale in the shop or founded the society which passes down the tradition in the local school. They take great pride, rightfully so, in their work. Lace patterns are also pressed into local pottery to make jewellery, plates and various items. It is only 1.50 Euro to visit, don't miss it!
Written 23 May 2015
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