Kihnu Cultural Space was included in UNESCO’s list of Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in November 2003. In 2008 it was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.


Kihnu cultural space consists of Kihnu and neighbouring small island Manija. Its culture, communal lifestyle, local dialect, traditions and music are what make it unique.

The main purpose of Kihnu Cultural Space foundation is to preserve and develop the unique cultural heritage of Kihnu island in its most authentic form.





Kihnu Sea and Folklore Festival passes on sale until the end of April!

Have You already bought a pass for Kihnu Sea and Folklore Festival? If not, then hurry up! Tickets are on sale until the end of April. Infor
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Kihnu Knitting Festival

Kihnu Knitting festival 20.-22. June 2018 Metsamaa culture farm 3 days of knitting and fun activities await in Kihnu right before St John’s
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Students of Kihnu Heritage School performed for North Korean TV

On 5th of March we had a filming crew from North Korea on the island. They are making a documentary of Kihnu. The students of Kihnu Heritage
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Järve Elme presented a children’s book in Kihnu dialect

Järve Elme presented the world's first children's book in Kihnu dialect - “Kihnu laps tiäb mielest”. Artist Liisamari Viik. Designer Pille P
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New lighthouse keeper

The new lighthouse keeper is Urga Elly - a local handicraft master! Congratulations!                
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Metsamaa abihoone rendile!-eng

SA Kihnu Kultuuriruum annab rendile Metsamaa Pärimustalu abihoone. Abihoones hakkab meie visiooni kohaselt tööle pärimuslik kohvik ning ülem
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UNESCO Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage – Kihnu Cultural Space!
Kihnu Cultural Space Foundation / 88003 LINAKÜLA village / telephone +372 507 1453 / kultuuriruum [at]