Läänemaa Museum

Haapsalu, Estonia

The museum is located in the former Town Hall in Lossiplatsi Square. It exhibits the history of Haapsalu and Läänemaa from the pre-Christian era right up to Haapsalu's success as a resort town in the 1930s. Displays include the recreated interior of an early 20th-century farm dwelling, a ship and the pre-war mayor's office.

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Kooli 2, Haapsalu, Estonia
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Category: Museums in Estonia

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Margus Nerman (3 months ago)
Always exciting exhibitions!
Eric Pettersson (11 months ago)
▶️This museum is located in the building of the town hall built in 1775. The Town Hall was opened as a museum in 1950. The new permanent exhibition introduces Haapsalu in the beginning of the 20th century through the eyes of a visitor to the resort. ▶️The exposition provides an overview of life in Haapsalu, its urban environment and its most important sites. I'm really impressed about the quality of the exposition and super friendly lady hosting the museum ?
Liana Kivi (16 months ago)
Haapsalu Town Hall serves as a museum where the history of Haapsalu can be seen. I recommend
Madis Jauk (16 months ago)
Acute.
Mairo Küünarpuu (2 years ago)
Very good historical information about the town Haapsalu.
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