Obinitsa museum


The symbol of Obinitsa is the statue of Lauluema ‒ Song Mother, with a beautiful view over Lake Obinitsa. Those interested in the old singing tradition of the Setos, the Seto leelo (enlisted on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage), should definitely pay a visit to the Obinitsa museum. The museum is dedicated to the heritage of Seto women and their singing tradition. Groups are very fond of the program “Dress up as a Seto”, where one or two group members are dressed up in the Seto traditional costume. The program helps visitors learn about the customs and history of Seto culture, and explains the clothing of Seto men and women. There is a small Orthodox chapel, called tsässon, next to the museum, which is open to the guests upon request.