Ilon's World of Wonders

Ilon's World of Wonders, Haapsalu: Address, Phone Number, Ilon's World of Wonders Reviews: 4.5/5

Ilon's World of Wonders
4.5
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The Ilon Wikland Gallery, showcasing the work of the illustrator of Astrid Lindgren's children's books, opened in Haapsalu in 2006. Ilon's World of Wonders opened in 2009.Did you know...? *At Ilon's World of Wonders you can draw, watch films, admire Ilon's illustrations, write a letter to Karlsson, test your skills in the handicraft workshop and Mattias' house, discover the secrets of the Magic Well, try stilt-walking, watch children's performances, work in the Bullerby kitchen, enjoy a picnic and have a great time generally!Check out the summer and winter schedule of events on the Ilon's World of Wonders website.
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Ene
Tallinn, Estonia96 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
I absolutely love Astrid Lindgren books and for that reason I also love Ilon Wikland illustrations. Recently I have fallen in love with her books also and of course the story that is behind her life and her career.

I am so happy I have autograph from her and I am so happy I managed to visit Ilon's World of Wonders. I am 24 years old, I was there alone and I could have easily spent there hours, pulled into a perfect world of a child.

I will go there again for sure and again I will enjoy it.
Written August 26, 2015
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leenilang
Tallinn, Estonia6 contributions
Jul 2015 • Solo
Well designed for families with children to visit. A great artist Ilon Wikmani gallery. A place you absolutely must visit in Haapsalu.
Written July 31, 2015
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Uku S
Saaremaa, Estonia205 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
Great place for families with kids. Kids have a lot to touch and play with. Great museum all the year round.
Written April 9, 2017
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Evgeniya_Igolnikova
St. Petersburg, Russia15 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
Nice place, it not only impresses with the big collection of illustrations, but also gives special romantic atmosphere to the whole town of Haapsalu as far as you start to see it as the place which inspired the painter. Also gives new knowledge - did not know before the author of Karlsson image
Written January 14, 2017
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Irina B
Tallinn, Estonia114 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Haapsalu is a small Estonian town at a distance of hundred kilometers from the capital of Estonia Tallinn. There are many wonderful sightseeings beginning from beautiful railway station, that is the museum now and to an unusual museum Ilon's World of Wonders. Ilon Vikland, who is now 96 years old, is Sweden artist, Estonian in origin, illustrator of almost all famous Astrid Lindgren's books written for children: The Six Bullerby Children (a.k.a. The Children of Noisy Village), Karlsson-on-the-Roof, Mio, My Son, Ronia the Robber's Daughter and others. When she was 14 she escaped to Sweden from Soviet occupation of Estonia.
Many generations read Astrid Lindgren's books with her pictures and used to take Lindgren's characters are seen through her eyes.
In 2004 Ilon Wikland presented all her illustrations and paintings to Estonia. The government has allocated a three-storey house in Haapsalu into a Museum and gallery. There are the hall for exhibitions, a big room for crafts and games. You can come to the small Carlson's apartments on the roof, try on different costumes, play and draw.
in the big yard there are all for different games, workshop for the construction of the ships and puppets design, take a picture with Carlson, to walk on stilts, throw tennis balls and bring down the figures in the dash and much more.
And in the end of your adventures you can buy a postcard and stamp you can buy apostcard and stamp and send the postcard to friends directly from the lobby of the Ilon's World of Wonders.
At least three hours of pleasure to children is provided.
Written August 23, 2016
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Rexonaut
Brussels, Belgium676 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
It was great feeling to go back to my childhood and re-discover great books I red when I was kid. Also the museum/history part was nicely done. Great job.

Also kids had their fun in playroom, play ground and doing by their hands wooden medallion. They enjoyed it so that next day asked to go back! :)
Written August 18, 2016
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Margit M
Tallinn, Estonia35 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
This place had been in our list for long. Still, until kids were small I did not dear to go and it was not really on our way. Now I can confirm, this place is great and suitable for kids as of pretty early days. It's just great and my kids and I, we loved it lot.
Written July 31, 2016
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Madara K
15 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
Really nice place for families with children. Really nice and helpful personal. Need more information in English, because i cant understand all information about this lady.
Written July 19, 2016
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SydneyMaie
Sydney121 contributions
Jul 2016
This museum-playground is a perfect place to take children of all ages. As well as a collection of the drawings of Ilon Wikland who illustrated the population children books of Astrid Lindgren there are playrooms where children can draw, read, create handicrafts and just play. Ilon Wikland has recreated Kaspar's room which can keep children amused for a long time. Outside there are play areas and places for a picnic on a sunny day. For adults there is a film of Ilon Wikland's life.
Written July 7, 2016
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perh0
Helsinki, Finland50 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
Ilon Wiklands museum offers excitement and pictures to children and adults. A place to visit if you like Astrid Lindgrens books.
Written June 29, 2016
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