Saatse Seto Museum

Värska, Estonia

Saatse Seto Museum was opened in the former schoolhouse on 1 July 1974. The renovated museum is small and cosy and it displays the most extensive collection of historical objects in Setomaa. It also includes a large wooden figure of Peko, the god of fertility, created by local artist Renaldo Veeber. The museum possesses a beautiful park spreading over several hectares with a study trail, only a few hundred metres from Russia.



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


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Aron (4 months ago)
Very educational museum of ethnic people in Southeast Estonia near Russian border. Named Seto.
Tor-Einar Jarnbjo (7 months ago)
Very interesting exhibition about the Seto culture.
Gita Memmena (2 years ago)
Thanks to our guide we get know more about Seto culture through the telling and interactive involvement. Museum contains several rooms with very beautiful design and performance of exhibits. Can buy local souvenirs with meaning and representing culture's values.
Cla udia (4 years ago)
A very informative centre about the Seto culture. Very cosy and homelike,could have a bit more interaction and children friendly informational bits and bobs but is exactly as you'd expect. Also a good place to see the Estonian-Russian border
K. K. (5 years ago)
Nicely renovated historical building which has many items which tell the story sng traditions of the area.
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