Museum of Coastal Folk

Museum of Coastal Folk, Viimsi: Address, Phone Number, Museum of Coastal Folk Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of Coastal Folk
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The Museum of Coastal Folk is situated in the ancient seaside village of Pringi in Viimsi, just a 30-minute drive from central Tallinn. Here, in a cosy old schoolhouse, the museum has found a home for itself, a place to demonstrate the harmony of land, sea and man meeting, a place to preserve the beauty of simplicity. Here, on Viimsi peninsula, the land ends. You cannot go any further on foot, and you don't want to go back. Exhibitions as well as educational and artistic programmes show the many faces of Estonia's coastal folk, their history and culture, and the present seaside culture. You can count on smelling the waft of tar and hearing fishermen's jokes as well as sailors' words of wisdom! A nice sea-themed play room and the seal-boy Vigri are present to give little visitors an appreciation of the seaside lifestyle, so essential to everyone who lives in a sea-state. The museum shop is renowned for its choice of marine-themed presents and books. See also Viimsi Open Air Museum - one ticket, two museums.
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Olga V
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine143 contributions
Nice place
Aug 2019 • Friends
We visited this museum after Viimsi Open air museum (located approx 1 km from each other). Lady in this museum is very nice and speaks English and Russian. She provided us free toyr and explained a lot about coastal people life. Was very interesting.
Worth to visdit when you are at Viimsi.
Accecible by public transport (just ask google map how to get there).
Written 3 August 2019
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L D
Meise, Belgium48 contributions
A nice stop to experience Estonian coastal history
Aug 2017 • Family
A nice and educational exposition in a nicely renovated old school building of the 1920-ies. The exposition seems aimed at larger school classes but can easily be done by just a family. For 10 EUR you have a combined family ticket to the Viimsi Open Air museum and this one. The museum is a bit "old school" in showing objects/pictures etc... but also has some fun things for kids (like costume fitting area),... Worth a 1.5h stop if you are in Viimsi or passing through...
Written 16 August 2017
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jarrowlass2014
County Durham, UK133 contributions
Great place
Jan 2016 • Friends
This in many ways would be seen as old fashioned as its not interactive but we enjoyed it very much. There are lots of photos with English explanation plus artefacts to see. I was fascinated by a film of hunting in the frozen seas. They worked so hard!
I also loved reading about Oskar Kuul - he seemed an incredible man making sure there were schools, hospitals sports facilities for the fishing collectives. So if you've done the obvious places and want somewhere that can tell you more if the story of the Estonian people come here!
Written 11 January 2016
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