The head office of the Hiiumaa Museum has been based in Kärdla since 1998, located in the building known as Pikk Maja (Long House). Pikk Maja was built in the 1830s as a residence for the directors of the Hiiu-Kärdla textile factory. It was since then home to several generations of the Ungern-Sternberg and Peltzer families. During the period of Soviet occupation, different establishments and offices used the building.

The Hiiumaa Museum science and exhibition centre has a permanent exhibition, about life in Kärdla during the period of the woolen factory and also has temporary exhibitions. In addition to the exhibitions, lectures, concerts and salon evenings take place in the building’s main hall.

Reference: Hiiumaa Museum

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Founded: 1998
Category: Museums in Estonia
Historical period: New Independency (Estonia)

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Tiina Ilvonen (3 years ago)
Nice place maybe historic could also be in english language
Henry Ainjärv (4 years ago)
Quite exciting view of Hiiumaa's history, well exhibited expositions and overall a nice insight about Kärdla's history. Good atmosphere.
C Ks (4 years ago)
Nice
Daenen Riotoone (4 years ago)
You can learn lots of Hiiumaa history
Tanel Ojala (4 years ago)
You can learn lots of Hiiumaa history
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