The Long House

Exhibition “High Tides and Low Tides –The Story of Industrial Fishing in Hiiumaa in 1945–1991”

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.

01.10 – 30.04 Mon – Fri 10 – 17, Sat 10:00 – 15:00, closed on Sunday
01.05 – 30.09 Mon – Sun 10 – 17.30

Museum is closed in national holidays.

Ph: +372 463 2091


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.