The Long House

Exhibition “High Tides and Low Tides –The Story of Industrial Fishing in Hiiumaa in 1945–1991”
Art exhibition “Enchanted by colors. The work of Kaljo Simson (1929–2017)”

Until the mid-20th century, the main building of the Hiiumaa Museum was a dwelling for directors of the Hiiu-Kärdla textile factory (the factory was destroyed in a fire during WW II). Among locals, the house was known as the Long House (Pikk Maja). Built in the 1830-40s, the over 60-meter building is the longest wooden house in Kärdla to this day. During the Soviet years, the building housed various municipal offices, such as the local department of education and a library, and served as a civil building facilitating festive marriage ceremonies.
In the museum you can see one big and several smaller temporary exhibitions all year round.

01.05 – 30.09 Mon – Sun 10 – 17.30
01.10 – 30.04 Mon – Sat 10 – 17, closed on Sunday

Museum is closed in national holidays.

Ph: +372 4632091


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

Guided tours are available.

Additional info: the facilities can be rented for receptions, conferences, seminars, workshops, lectures, concerts, and other special occasions.

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