Attractions & museums

    Museum of Coastal Folk

    The unique history and culture of Estonia's coastal dwellers comes to life in a cosy old schoolhouse on the Viimsi peninsula.

    Located in the ancient, seaside village of Pringi, a 30-minute drive from central Tallinn, the museum shows the many facets of Estonia’s coastal folk life, both historic and modern.

    There are numerous displays and artefacts for visitors to explore as well as educational and artistic programmes.

    A sea-themed playroom for children, complete with a wooden ship and sea-related costumes, introduces the next generation to the seaside lifestyle. The museum also has a bookshop presenting a choice of marine-themed books and souvenirs.

    Public transport connections from the Tallinn city centre to Viimsi include buses No. 260 and 1A. Change to V1, V1k or V2 at the 'Viimsi Keskus' stop.
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    based on 4 reviews

    • Nice place

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      August 3, 2019 By Olga V

      We visited this museum after Viimsi Open air museum (located approx 1 km from each other). Lady in this museum is very nice and speaks English and Russian. She provided us free toyr and explained a... Read more comments

    • A nice stop to experience Estonian coastal history

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      August 16, 2017 By 942ld

      A nice and educational exposition in a nicely renovated old school building of the 1920-ies. The exposition seems aimed at larger school classes but can easily be done by just a family. For 10 EUR... Read more comments

    • Great place

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      January 11, 2016 By jarrowlass2014

      This in many ways would be seen as old fashioned as its not interactive but we enjoyed it very much. There are lots of photos with English explanation plus artefacts to see. I was fascinated by a... Read more comments