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.




UNESCO Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage – Kihnu Cultural Space!
Kihnu Cultural Space Foundation
Metsamaa, Rootsiküla, Kihnu Parish, Pärnu County 88004
telephone +372 529 4734 / kultuuriruum [at]