Rudolf Tobias House Museum

Hiiu maantee 33, Käina alevik

The house, built in the first half of 19th century, is one of the oldest and rarest small town residences in Estonia. Composer and organist Rudolf Tobias, the father of Estonian classical music, was born in the back room of this house on May 29, 1873. His father Johannes was a parish clerk and organist at Käina Church.
The exhibition in the historical parish building provides a detailed overview of the composer’s life and work. The museum’s exhibition also includes 19th and 20th century furniture and musical instruments. In the courtyard of the museum, there is a barn, a cellar and a shed, and a post mill so characteristic of Hiiumaa. The beautiful view of Käina Bay will touch the heart of any visitor.


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