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Haapsalu Shawl Museum

Karja tanav 25, Haapsalu 90503, Estonia
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Just very fine museum of handicraft !

Surprise after surprise we were getting at in the magic Haapsalu Town and one of them was this... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Oleg Y
Belgrade, Serbia
one of the kind in the all world

What a beautiful and delicate handcraft, made by local handicraftsmen. It is as good to look at and... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Haapsalu, Estonia
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The Haapsalu Shawl, an extremely fine knitted shawl that can be pulled through a woman’ ring, has been the symbol of Haapsalu since the last century. At that time, as well as today, they are highly regarded by women. The knitters of traditional shawls knitter are professionals; the skill is passed down from generation to generation. In the Shawl Museum, which is located in a jewellery workshop, you can see a permanent exhibition on the past and present of the Haapsalu shawl, examine the extremely fine patterns, and buy one of the masterpieces for yourself.Interesting fact: Haapsalu shawls have been presented as gifts to the women of the Swedish Royal Family as well as the Estonian President’s honoured guests.
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Karja tanav 25, Haapsalu 90503, Estonia
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Surprise after surprise we were getting at in the magic Haapsalu Town and one of them was this amazing Haapsalu Shawl Museum. It is located in Ehte street, just above the region of Haapsalu Episcopial Castle. Actually, this museum is settled in a jewellery workshop,...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 8 April 2017

What a beautiful and delicate handcraft, made by local handicraftsmen. It is as good to look at and to buy. Prices are quite high they are worth it.

1  Thank merike2017
Reviewed 17 August 2016

My wife found this to be a very interesting place with all the handicraft you could find here. Nice exhibition.

1  Thank jechstra
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I had been looking for this location already during my earlier visits and this time I asked the tourist information where this museum is located since the TA places this museum to Ehte tn 4. I got the right address, Posti 25 and the nice...More

4  Thank vivian L
Reviewed 14 November 2015

These shawls are really amazing, especially the old designs. Next time I am definitely going to buy one.

1  Thank Kaikaljo
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The ladies who are doing the knitting will most probably be there waiting for the visitors and ready to show how these wonderful pieces of art are done. They are representing traditional craft that runs in the families for centuries. The works are really sophisticated...More

1  Thank Lyudmila771
Reviewed 23 May 2015

You will probably meet some of the ladies who made the items for sale in the shop or founded the society which passes down the tradition in the local school. They take great pride, rightfully so, in their work. Lace patterns are also pressed into...More

1  Thank sunville2014
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Marie T
22 January 2017|
Response from jechstra | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I have been out travelling for some days and saw the question just now :-) I'm not sure, but since there were lots of shops in Tallin selling handicraft I would guess so. Regards Jens-Chr