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Museum is closed for the midsummerday!

On 22 of June we are open at 11.00-15.00

Museum is closed  23rd and 24th of June!

 We wish you a big bonfire !

Why, you ask? Well, wikipedia helps to understand:

Some of the rituals of Jaanipäev have very strong folkloric roots. The best-known Jaanik, or midsummer, ritual is the lighting of the bonfire and jumping over it. This is seen as a way of guaranteeing prosperity and avoiding bad luck. Likewise, to not light the fire is to invite the destruction of your house by fire. The fire also frightened away mischievous spirits who avoided it at all costs, thus ensuring a good harvest. So, the bigger the fire, the further the mischievous spirits stayed away.

Estonians celebrate “Jaaniõhtu” on the eve of the Summer Solstice (June 23) with bonfires. On the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumaa, old fishing boats may be burned in the large pyres set ablaze.
On Jaaniõhtu, Estonians all around the country will gather with their families, or at larger events to celebrate this important day with singing and dancing, as Estonians have done for centuries.
The celebrations that accompany Jaaniõhtu carry on usually through the night, they are the largest and most important of the year, and the traditions are almost identical to Finland  and similar to neighbors Latvia and Sweden.


Reg. code: 90003321

Jaama 100, Kohtla-Nõmme
30503 Ida-Virumaa
Opening hours
01.June – 31. August 
Mo-Sun 11.00-18.00
01. September – 31. May
Tu-Sat 11.00-17.00
Sun-Mo available only for groups who  book
Ticket office will be closed 1 hour before closing.
PHONE: +372 33 24 017