Kolkja Museum of Old Believers

Peipsiääre, Estonia

The Russian Old-Believers (starovery) have kept their religious rituals unchanged for more than 1000 years. Today, there are 11 starover congregations with approximately 15 000 members in Estonia. A museum situated in Kolkja village on the coast of Lake Peipsi displays traditional clothes, crafts, tools, household items, and religious items of the Old-Believers.

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kukusik2002 (13 months ago)
Совершенно неожиданное место, в котором собрано ТАК много свидетельств старины, да еще русских староверов. Удивительные вещи, которые кажутся такими простыми и от этого необычными и необходимыми в хозяйстве. Многое становится понятным, даже для совсем маленьких посетителей.
Margus Rebane (15 months ago)
Really interesting to learn the history of old beliefs
J G (16 months ago)
This is an authentic old time real life of the Okd Believers and why they came to survive in Kolkja. It is a lot about persecution by the Russians as their adaptation of orthodox religion is a mixed between Russian orthodox and Greek Orthodox Also beautiful traditional clothes are exhibited as well as agricultural tools, workers clothing, kitchen and rooms as bedrooms are well displayed with incredible furnitures Recommended
Rosalie Johnson (17 months ago)
Definitely a place to visit to learn about a small but significant group of people who are proud of their history
Aleksei Pashenkov (2 years ago)
The only Old Believers museum in Tartu region
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