Kihnu Museum

Kihnu, Estonia

The museum of Kihnu was established in 1974 into the old schoolhouse. Expositions are divided between four rooms. Two of them are dedicated to the everyday life of the island through centuries: tools, clothes, handicrafts, furniture. The other two are dedicated to the local representatives of naïve art and to other famous men from Kihnu: Theodor Saar, a researcher in the studies of local lore; Enn Uuetoa, a captain and Peeter Rooslaid, a silversmith. All in all the funds of the museum include 700 items. The museum has also a collection of paintings by naivist painters of Kihnu origin and many works by the most famous painter Jaan Oad.

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Address

Linaküla küla, Kihnu, Estonia
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Details

Founded: 1974
Category: Museums in Estonia
Historical period: Soviet Occupation (Estonia)

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4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Markus Hausammann (9 months ago)
It's a nice Museum with good information about the history of Kihnu. It could use a bit of a brush up in terms of how things, e.g. clothing patterns, etc. are presented (modernize museum pedagogical concept a little, add some more multilingual shorter texts, add a few interactive elements).
Ivan Kuchin (9 months ago)
Interesting place of local culture.
Mark T (2 years ago)
Good explanation of Kihnu history, historically big content, modern museum. Well organised.
Gabor Visky (3 years ago)
Nice museum, perfect section. Introduces Kihnu's history in details. English description also available. Must visit!
Mihkel Aas (3 years ago)
Beautiful.Quick little bite of local history and art.
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