Top 10 Things to do in Viimsi, Estonia

November 23, 2017 Almeta Stockton

Viimsi (German: Wiems) is a small borough (Estonian: alevik) in Harju County, northern Estonia. It's located about 9 km (6 mi) northeast of the centre of Tallinn, just north of Tallinn's subdistrict Merivälja. Viimsi is the administrative centre of Viimsi Parish. As of 2011 Census, the settlement's population was 2,341.
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1. Atlantis H2O Aqua Park

Ravi tee 1, Viimsi 74001, Estonia +372 666 7045
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Atlantis H2O Aqua Park

Reviewed By Karsten B - Clonmellon, Ireland

We stayed for one week and got the family offer with our hotel for the whole week. The Aqua Park is very clean, suitable for all ages and well equipped with fun things to do as well as security and life guards. A small caffee with food overings let you spend a whole day in there.

2. Viimsi Open Air Museum

Rohuneeme tee 51, Viimsi 74011, Estonia +372 606 6952
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Viimsi Open Air Museum

The Viimsi Open Air Museum is situated in the ancient seaside village of Pringi in Viimsi, just a 30-minute drive from central Tallinn. A complex of seaside-farmhouses over 150 years old in the picturesque coastal village of Pringi. Here you can get a glimpse of the everyday lives of villagers, of their work on both the land and sea, of their entertainment and village parties, their market days and holiday traditions. The historical seaside atmosphere is perfect for relaxing and the best place to admire the famous silhouette of Tallinn. Themed programmes and traditional events take visitors on a journey to the coastal villages of centuries past. Estonia's most valued farm produce market is open every Saturday. A traditional playground with old-time attractions is open for children. The museum shop is renowned for its choice of marine-themed presents and books. Come take a look at life in a fishing village - come discover the history of a seafaring nation.

Reviewed By Irwi - Cork, Ireland

to see historic homes of yester year and learn about Estonian customs and history. On our arrival on a Sunday, colorfully clad dancers were performing traditional dances accompanied by musicians. The long barn houses were fascinating as were the amazing numbers of wooden containers and aids to daily life. It was fun to see chickens picking around the Gardens for food. The fishermen's cottages on the shore and nearby windmills were also of great interest and the coastal scenery was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there, including the traditional meals we had too. Great value, great exercise, loads to see and do. Many excellent descriptive panels in English describing what you are seeing too.

3. General Laidoner Museum

Moisa tee 1, Viimsi 74001, Estonia +372 621 7410
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General Laidoner Museum

The Estonian national war museum was restored on 1 March 2001 under the official name of Laidoner Museum. The expositions in the museum provide an overview of the Estonian War of Independence and it is also possible to see the exhibition “Estonia and the Cold War” there. Through the text, picture, sound and video material you can see all the most important events of the Cold War. While visiting the exhibition, you will become a part of the exhibition – you can record your name and the time of your visit on the Berlin Wall or put your knowledge to the test in a quiz-questionnaire.Interesting to know:- The end of the Cold War meant the restoration of independence for Eastern European countries, incl. Estonia.

Reviewed By jetpilotsimmo - Hervey Bay, Australia

One of the best museums in Estonia. A wealth of knowledge shared in a easy to understand method. Great displays and hands on exhibits as well. Audio guides are a great help and provided by the staff. Friendly staff.
I spent 2.5 hours here which was enough but another visit again could also be beneficial to read more in depth about some of the Exhibitions. A great way to learn about Estonian military history.

4. Museum of Coastal Folk

Nurme tee 3, Viimsi 74011, Estonia +372 606 6941
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Museum of Coastal Folk

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. Here, on Viimsi peninsula, the land ends. You cannot go any further on foot, and you don't want to go back. 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. See also Viimsi Open Air Museum - one ticket, two museums.

Reviewed By jarrowlass2014 - County Durham, United Kingdom

This in many ways would be seen as old fashioned as its not interactive but we enjoyed it very much. There are lots of photos with English explanation plus artefacts to see. I was fascinated by a film of hunting in the frozen seas. They worked so hard!
I also loved Reading about Oskar Kuul - he seemed an incredible man making sure there were schools, hospitals sports facilities for the fishing collectives. So if you've done the obvious places and want somewhere that can tell you more if the story of the Estonian people come here!

5. Naissaar Museum

Maenni tee 10, Viimsi 74001, Estonia +372 606 6941
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Naissaar Museum

The Museum of Naissaar is located in Manniku village in the residence of a Soviet re-enlisted conscript and introduces the oldest and most immediate military history of the island. Here you can have an overview of the origin and development of sea fortresses, life on the island during the war and the Soviet period. All this is illustrated by shell fragments, details of weapons and photos. A large part of the exhibition is made up by attributes of the soldier of the Soviet Army and Soviet propaganda publications. Useful to know: Naissaar is the sixth largest island of Estonia, situated 12 km from Tallinn.

Reviewed By AndrejaKo - Maribor, Slovenia

island is big enough to have 2 day hiking trip through soviet military history. and it is a national park, so follow the rules.
when you get to the island, you will be offered tickets for train. now, if it is time for train to leave in next 15 min from you arrival, go for it. waiting longer is a no-no, since you can walk faster.
for a day trip you need some planing, especially if morning boat to the island is not full and you must wait for next one. you can loose precius time.
i'd recoment at least 1 overnight stay in the island, for you to discover Beaches and soviet warehouses.

6. Viimsi Nature Center

Rohuneeme tee 29, Viimsi 74001, Estonia +372 676 7842
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Viimsi Nature Center

Reviewed By W0nderer007 - Kaunas, Lithuania

Among other activities it has the permanent exhibition about forest and everything related to it. A lot of the exhibition was interactive so very educational for the kids. They can really learn a lot by touching and seeing with their own eyes what there is to know about forest. Indoors, friendly environment. Suggest to go with children, but a lot to learn for the adults also.

7. Prangli Islands Museum

Laaneotsa Kula, Viimsi 74007, Estonia +372 606 6941
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Prangli Islands Museum

The Prangli Islands Museum showcases the lives of the fishing folk on Suur-Prangli and Vaike-Prangli (Aksi). The exhibition house on Vanani Farm has displays on the everyday lives of the people here, fishing nets and other maritime items as well as miscellaneous items from petroleum lamps to butter tubs. Mardi Farm showcases one particular structure - a fishing net shed.

Reviewed By Raimonds R - Riga, Latvia

Very nice Estonian island near Tallin, Tallin city TV tower seen. Lovely nature, possibility to swim in different places. Two ports, (one large, one small) is found on island, local church, shop, cafe-restourant, little open-air arena, WW2 German Focker Wolf 190 warplane`s BMW engine is found too. Possibility to see different old Soviet cars, trucks like ZIL, GAZ, ZAZ, LUAZ, UAZ and LADA is all around island, like in museum. That cars and trucks is used for people and cargo tranport. Some japaneese pick-up cars is also found. Approximetly 100 people contantly living there.
The museum is little in 1 large room, but nice. Different items, what island people used and use for life and work, fishering, etc. is seen. The museum is loceted in restored, original island hause. To visit museum you go inside the gates and see all yard with other buildings too. The original restored yard with open air museum is seen in the opossite side of the narrow ground street. the suvenier shop and local shop is situated approximetly 500 metres away. The entrance fee of museum is 1,50 EUR. Visited island and museum in personal trip, dates 19.-20.07.2014.

8. St. James’ Church

Nurme tee 3, Viimsi, Estonia +372 607 5070
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St. James’ Church

Built: 2007The first and so far the only Lutheran church built in Estonia after World War Two (architects Martin Aunin and Erkki Ristoja). Situated on the shore, the church was consecrated on 25 July 2007 and was erected to honour the memory of those perished at sea and to serve local people. Bells Memento Mori and Memento Vivere cast in the Netherlands ring in the church tower.

Reviewed By polserg2

По пути к музею под открытым небом обратил внимание на церковь, построенную в новом стиле. Находится напротив музея народа побережья. В церковь не заходил. Перед церковью лежат памятные камни с надписями. На одном дань памяти погибшим на пароме "Эстония".

9. Tadu Nature Study Trail

Randvere tee, Viimsi, Estonia
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Tadu Nature Study Trail

The 3.5 km long trail is located by Randvere Road, Viimsi Rural Municipality, Harju County, and it runs along a forest path. It takes 1.5–2 hours to complete the trail. There are 9 points of interest on the trail. At the beginning of the trail there is a little car park and an information stand with a map and introductory text of the trail and there is a picnic site at the end of the trail. The trail ends just by Randvere Road and the beginning of the trail is just 800 metres from there.The trail runs in the forest and special focus is on the introduction of different tree species and forest management stages – what, how and when to do.

Reviewed By Galina E - Viimsi, Estonia

I mean, how many places there are, where you can step from town to forrest? Tädu is. There are no cars allowed. so you dont have to watch out of them. Walking with kids, dog, picking mushrooms, berries and some rare species of flovers as well.

10. Chapel of the Seafarers Centre at the Muuga Harbour

Lasti tee 4, Viimsi, Estonia +372 513 5662
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Chapel of the Seafarers Centre at the Muuga Harbour

Built: the 20th century, 2008The Chapel of the Seafarers Centre at the Muuga Harbour was built 10 years ago. The newly renovated chapel now has a new limestone altar built on the seabed and weighing over two tons. There are also stained glass windows by Dolores Hoffmann and icons by Tiina Veisserik. The ceiling painting of the chapel depicts the starry sky.

Reviewed By 46erling46 - Viimsi, Estonia

Ett par hundra meter från havet ligger "Sjöfararnas Kapell" med moderna och ljusa lokaler. En ung trevlig präst guidar gärna i kapellet ! Utanför ingången till kapellet finns en minnessten med namn på de omkomna vid förlisningen av "Estonia" -28/9 1994.
Mittemot kapellet ligger 2Sjöfararnas museum" - skyltar från huvudvägen efter kusten visar med bruna skyltar.

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