Ilon's World of Wonders

Ilon's World of Wonders, Haapsalu: Address, Phone Number, Ilon's World of Wonders Reviews: 4.5/5

Ilon's World of Wonders
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The Ilon Wikland Gallery, showcasing the work of the illustrator of Astrid Lindgren's children's books, opened in Haapsalu in 2006. Ilon's World of Wonders opened in 2009.Did you know...? *At Ilon's World of Wonders you can draw, watch films, admire Ilon's illustrations, write a letter to Karlsson, test your skills in the handicraft workshop and Mattias' house, discover the secrets of the Magic Well, try stilt-walking, watch children's performances, work in the Bullerby kitchen, enjoy a picnic and have a great time generally!Check out the summer and winter schedule of events on the Ilon's World of Wonders website.
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Olavi K
Haapsalu, Estonia4 contributions
Family
It is intresting place where you can learn about Ilon Wikland - The illustrator of Astrid Lindgren's children's books.
You can read, play and spend nice time with your kids
Written 24 July 2022
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Uku S
Saaremaa, Estonia205 contributions
Family
Great place for families with kids. Kids have a lot to touch and play with. Great museum all the year round.
Written 9 April 2017
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Evgeniya_Igolnikova
St. Petersburg, Russia15 contributions
Couples
Nice place, it not only impresses with the big collection of illustrations, but also gives special romantic atmosphere to the whole town of Haapsalu as far as you start to see it as the place which inspired the painter. Also gives new knowledge - did not know before the author of Karlsson image
Written 14 January 2017
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Irina B
Tallinn, Estonia114 contributions
Family
Haapsalu is a small Estonian town at a distance of hundred kilometers from the capital of Estonia Tallinn. There are many wonderful sightseeings beginning from beautiful railway station, that is the museum now and to an unusual museum Ilon's World of Wonders. Ilon Vikland, who is now 96 years old, is Sweden artist, Estonian in origin, illustrator of almost all famous Astrid Lindgren's books written for children: The Six Bullerby Children (a.k.a. The Children of Noisy Village), Karlsson-on-the-Roof, Mio, My Son, Ronia the Robber's Daughter and others. When she was 14 she escaped to Sweden from Soviet occupation of Estonia.
Many generations read Astrid Lindgren's books with her pictures and used to take Lindgren's characters are seen through her eyes.
In 2004 Ilon Wikland presented all her illustrations and paintings to Estonia. The government has allocated a three-storey house in Haapsalu into a Museum and gallery. There are the hall for exhibitions, a big room for crafts and games. You can come to the small Carlson's apartments on the roof, try on different costumes, play and draw.
in the big yard there are all for different games, workshop for the construction of the ships and puppets design, take a picture with Carlson, to walk on stilts, throw tennis balls and bring down the figures in the dash and much more.
And in the end of your adventures you can buy a postcard and stamp you can buy apostcard and stamp and send the postcard to friends directly from the lobby of the Ilon's World of Wonders.
At least three hours of pleasure to children is provided.
Written 23 August 2016
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Rexonaut
Brussels, Belgium690 contributions
Family
It was great feeling to go back to my childhood and re-discover great books I red when I was kid. Also the museum/history part was nicely done. Great job.

Also kids had their fun in playroom, play ground and doing by their hands wooden medallion. They enjoyed it so that next day asked to go back! :)
Written 18 August 2016
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Margit M
Tallinn, Estonia35 contributions
Family
This place had been in our list for long. Still, until kids were small I did not dear to go and it was not really on our way. Now I can confirm, this place is great and suitable for kids as of pretty early days. It's just great and my kids and I, we loved it lot.
Written 31 July 2016
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Madara K
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Couples
Really nice place for families with children. Really nice and helpful personal. Need more information in English, because i cant understand all information about this lady.
Written 19 July 2016
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SydneyMaie
Sydney121 contributions
This museum-playground is a perfect place to take children of all ages. As well as a collection of the drawings of Ilon Wikland who illustrated the population children books of Astrid Lindgren there are playrooms where children can draw, read, create handicrafts and just play. Ilon Wikland has recreated Kaspar's room which can keep children amused for a long time. Outside there are play areas and places for a picnic on a sunny day. For adults there is a film of Ilon Wikland's life.
Written 7 July 2016
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perh0
Helsinki, Finland50 contributions
Friends
Ilon Wiklands museum offers excitement and pictures to children and adults. A place to visit if you like Astrid Lindgrens books.
Written 29 June 2016
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Katrin M
Tallinn, Estonia45 contributions
Friends
bit expencive for a playroom but my 4 year old loved it so it was worth the 18 euro (6 euro per person) they have great playroom upstairs and some other activities out in garden.
Written 24 June 2016
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