Welcome to the local history museum on Vormsi.
Vormsi was one of the core areas of the Swedish population living in western Estonia since many centuries, the earliest known documents speak of settlement from the 13th century.
In the 1930s approximately 3000 Estonian-Swedish people lived on Vormsi.
At Vormsi local history museum have the Estonian-Swedish farming culture has been recreated, using photos, written sources and, in particular, living memories from the Estonian-Swedish who were born on the island and fled to Sweden during the second world war.
Here you will find renovated buildings with typical thatched roofs, photo exhibitions and many utility items, even the traditional smoke sauna has been rebuilt and works.
The Estonian-Swedish areas has retained their own culture for many centuries, the times has changed, but the Estonian-Swedish culture is still living, today at the local history museum.