Kassari Exposition Building

“LIFE OF THE ISLAND. FIRE, WATER, AIR, EARTH.”
Exhibition at the Kassari museum house

The central idea of this exhibition is to present life in Hiiumaa through the ancient elements, keeping in mind their widely known characteristics. These four classical elements are FIRE, WATER, AIR, and EARTH.

Such an approach highlights the interconnectedness of all phenomena, activities, daily chores, and events. The past and the present have not been placed on a timeline here; rather, what has passed is observed as a repetitive cycle of the processes, developments, and occurrences of daily life. At the core of the exhibition is everything essential that supports a human being’s life on this island as well as everything that has endangered it at different times. The two main rooms of the exhibition have been divided by walls in the middle, so that each element is presented in a separate section. The objects and stories on display in the rooms focus on the islanders’ simple yet important skills, knowledge, and experiences.

The islanders inhabiting Hiiumaa have lived together with their island and the sea surrounding it for thousands of years. Every islander has had a dialogue with nature, passing it on from generation to generation, thus shaping our cultural heritage. Today, Hiiumaa, along with the other islands belonging to the West Estonian Archipelago, participates in UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme. This means that the tradition of nature and the human being interacting with each other is being valued and preserved here with the help of education, culture, and science.

Idea conception, selection of exhibits, and texts: Helgi Põllo
Design and technical solutions: Mae Kivilo, Karl Kuusk
Project team: Toomas Kokovkin, Urmas Liit, Kauri Kiivramees, Kadri Kuusk, Jaanika Kuusk, Kätlyn Kaevand, Tiina Selirand, Merike Niimann

The museum gift shop offers a wide variety of handicrafts and souvenirs from Hiiumaa.

OPENING HOURS
01.05 – 30.09 Mon – Sun 10 – 18
01.10 – 30.04 Tue – Sat 10 – 17

ADMISSION
1.10 – 30.04
 1.05 – 30.09
Adults 3 € 4.50 €
Students/ seniors 2 € 3 €
Family ticket (2 adults and children until 17 years old) 5 € 9 €
Children up to 8 years Free Free
Group tickets (from 10 people)
Adults 2 €  3 €
Students/ seniors 1.50 € 2 €

Additional info: workshops, open air events, guided nature tours.

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