Roela Cone Hut Museum

Lääne-Viru County, North-Estonian Recreation Area
Roela Cone Hut Museum is an exciting place to visit in the field of Estonian forestry history. From June to September, you can visit the nearly hundred-year-old cone dryer for free on weekends. The building, renovated by RMK in 2008, still has the original ovens and equipment, as well as a permanent exhibition that tells the story of pine cones collection, drying and the storage of forest tree seeds.
There is RMK information point, where you can get useful information about recreation opportunities and objects of interest in the state forest. For a larger group, please notify us of the visit in advance.
The cone hut is located at the edge of Mõdriku-Roela esker, which is the longest in Estonia. A part of Peraküla-Kauksi hiking route runs its course along the esker where there is the opportunity to see primeval pine and spruce forest and local culture heritage.
You can order the forest and heritage culture program for both students and adults or get to know the beautiful nature of the esker yourself using the possibilities of the backpack program - trail sheets and guidance from the information point.
RMK Roela's cone dryer museum works in cooperation with Vinni municipality and the NGO Roela Kodukant. In the summer of 2024, the Kodukandi Vanaema Café will be open during the opening hours of the information point. For larger groups, please order in advance
Welcome to Roela!
PhoneTiina Neljandik, +372 676 7010, +372 509 9397

Opening hours1 June - 31 August Fri-Sun 13.00-18.00
Type of objectInformation point
Parking facilitiesParking for 6 cars or 1 bus
Amenities• Information and maps about RMKs recreational areas, protected areas, hiking routes and campsites.
• Paid nature study programs for shildren and grown-ups.
• events organised by RMK and NGO Roela Kodukant
• Nearby outdoor fireplace with grillrest, 2 picnic tables with shelter, firewood shelter and DC for hikers and campers
Camping facilities Roela campfire site nearby
Wheelchair accessibility Inva dry toilet
Water Tap water can be used when the information point is open. About 1 km distance is Roela shop where bottle water can be bought.
Hiking options RMK Penijõe-Aegviidu-Kauksi hiking route, hiking trails on Mõdriku-Roela esker
SightsMõdriku-Roela esker, Roela hill fort
Additional information
Driving directionsDrive Tallinn-Narva road (E20) 80 km, turn right to Rakvere, drive 8,7 km, Pärnu-Rakvere-Sõmeru road drive 5,1 km, Rakvere-Luige road drive 20 km,Tartu road drive 0,6 km, turn left and drive 23 m
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 59.174258
longitude: 26.580802
L-EST 97 x: 6562365.2 y: 647541.7