Tallinn

Museum of Coastal Folk

  Nurme tee 3, Pringi, Viimsi ,   Viimsi          (+372) 606 69 41     22 Nov 2018

An antique bus serves as the signpost for this fantastic little museum, housed in the type of historic, red wooden schoolhouse traditionally used in the coastal Swedish areas of Estonia. The main aim of the museum is to highlight how important the sea has been to the people of Estonia throughout the ages. From fishing to seal hunting to trade, Estonian-dwellers have long utilised the sea and her strategic geographic position between East and West. Permanent exhibits include an introduction to the Kirov Fishing Collective that dominated Viimsi life in the Soviet era. Through June 30 the new temporary exhibition 'On One Small Island, Lived a Genius', explores the photos of August Johannes Luumann, who was born on Aksi Island in 1885. His once lost photos reflect the life, people, and historical events of the small islands and coastal villages of Estonia. To date, close to 500 of his photos have been found.
Getting there: Take bus N°114 from Narva mnt. at Hobujaama or Pronksi stop, the ride takes about 30 min, and get off at the Rannarahva stop. Walk back a bit and the museum is on the left.

Website

Email

info@rannarahvamuuseum.ee

Open

Open 10:00 - 17:00, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission €3, reduced €2, family €6. Joint tickets with Viimsi Open Air Museum available.

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