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Opening hours during holidays

During the holidays, we are open a little differently than usual: the museum is closed on December 24-26 and January 1 on December 23 and 31, we are open for a shorter time, from 11:00 to 15:00 on the first week of the new year, during the school holidays, we...

International conference “Vikings before Vikings”

Watch the presentations on Youtube. On 6–7 May 2022 an international conference “Vikings before Vikings” was held, to summarize and discuss the research that has now lasted over 10 years. The conference was held in Saaremaa, Kuressaare (at Thule Koda). About “Vikings before Vikings” In 2008 traces of two Pre-Viking...


Salme ship burials – findings that changed history. May 21, 2021 – end of 2022 in Kuressaare Castle In September 2008, excavation of the cable route of the Tehumardi – Salme bicycle path uncovered human bones, sword fragments, rivets, game pieces, dice, etc. Archaeological rescue excavations (directors Jüri Peets, Külli...

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