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Museum of the Coastal Swedes

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a small museum but to the point

First of all, I saw an earlier review from two years ago that said no captions were in English... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Kalle L
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Tallinn, Estonia
One for history buffs and lovers of handicrafts

This museum set by the sea is dedicated to the Swedish community who lived for generations in this... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
SydneyMaie
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Sydney
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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...more
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Sadama 32, Haapsalu 90502, Estonia
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+372 473 7165
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Cozy little place, looks Swedish. And no wonder because it may come as a surprise to you that 10 000 Swedish speaking people lived here just 70 years ago. If you like to know more, it is definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Kaikaljo
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

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

2  Thank genibre69
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

This museum is very interesting given you are Swedish speaking and/or interested in history. The friendly guide gave a very thorough introduction to the Swedish in Estonia - in Swedish. It was very educative both for me and for my teens. I guess he can...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

First of all, I saw an earlier review from two years ago that said no captions were in English. This has been rectified now. It's a small museum about the history of coastal Swedes in Estonia. An island or region at a time and by...More

Thank Kalle L
Reviewed 27 September 2017

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 us a story about the thousand - year-old settlements of...More

1  Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

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

2  Thank genibre69
Reviewed 31 July 2016

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 over a thousand year timespan.

1  Thank Roy N
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This museum set by the sea is dedicated to the Swedish community who lived for generations in this coastal part of Estonia. As well as recording the history of settlement and departure, it holds some magnificent handicrafts including a hand stitched banner which extends around...More

1  Thank SydneyMaie
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Cozy little place, looks Swedish. And no wonder because it may come as a surprise to you that 10 000 Swedish speaking people lived here just 70 years ago. If you like to know more, it is definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Kaikaljo
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