Museum of Coastal Folk

Nurme tee 3, Pringi, Viimsi Parish, Estonia | Show on map
+372 606 6941
Method of payment:
Card payment, cash

The Museum of Coastal Folk is situated in the ancient seaside village of Pringi in Viimsi, just a 30-minute drive from central Tallinn. Here, in a cosy old schoolhouse, the museum has found a home for itself, a place to demonstrate the harmony of land, sea and man meeting, a place to preserve the beauty of simplicity.

Exhibitions as well as educational and artistic programmes show the many faces of Estonia's coastal folk, their history and culture, and the present seaside culture. You can count on smelling the waft of tar and hearing fishermen’s jokes as well as sailors' words of wisdom!

A nice sea-themed play room and the seal-boy Vigri are present to give little visitors an appreciation of the seaside lifestyle, so essential to everyone who lives in a sea-state.

The museum shop is renowned for its choice of marine-themed presents and books.

Opening hours:

Winter season 1st of October – 30th of April
Monday – Friday 10.00-17.00
Saturday, Sunday 12.00-17:00

Summer season 1st of May – 30th of September
Every day 10.00-17.00

* If the door is locked during opening hours, ring the door bell!

Rooms and prices

from 3 €
from 2 €
Family ticket
from 6 €
from 2 €
University student
from 2 €
School student
from 2 €

Facilities and services

Information point
Guide service available
Themed events
Children's playroom
Activities for children
Art and gift shop
Recreation area/picnic ground
Wheelchair accessible



Private: Discovering Viimsi on a retro-bus

Kullassepa 4, Tallinn, Tallinna linn, Eesti | Show on map
The retro bus of the Museum of Coastal Folk takes guests to discover Viimsi and walk in the footsteps of two great Estonians, General Johan Laidoner and President Lennart Meri

In the Footsteps of President Lennart Meri

Nurme tee 3, Pringi, Viimsi vald, Eesti | Show on map
Place: Museum of Coastal Folk (20 minutes from central Tallinn) Duration: 1.5 h

Short tour to the historical Pringi coastal village

Muuseumi tee 1, Pringi, Viimsi vald, Eesti | Show on map
Short visit to coastal folk every day life. Small tour will be held at museum of Costal Folk or Viimsi Open Air Museum. Only for groups.

Viimsi Farmer`s Market

Muuseumi tee 1, Pringi, Viimsi Parish, Estonia | Show on map
It is an organic food market hoping to bring Estonian food closer to the citizens in Viimsi area. The market takes place on the Viimsi Open Air Museum's historic atmosphere, offering breath taking view to the Tallinn Old Town over the Tallinn bay. Sells local farm products and handicraft.
Aime Estna 389-M8831 (3)

Viimsi Open Air Museum

Muuseumi tee 1, Pringi, Viimsi Parish, Estonia | Show on map
A complex of seaside-farmhouses over 150 years old is located in the picturesque coastal village of Pringi.