Estonian Open Air Museum

Just 15 minutes from the city centre of Tallinn is the Estonian Open Air Museum, showcasing the country's rural architecture and way of life.

The 14 farms in the museum provide an overview of how families from different strata of society lived in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. As you might expect to find in any proper village, here there is a church, a tavern, a school house, mills, a fire station, a shop and fishing sheds by the sea. You can buy handicrafts, ride horses and try traditional Estonian dishes at the tavern.

The museum is open year-round.

Tallinn Card holders can use the museum's audio guides free of charge.


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  • Aavo R Aavo R

    A day in paradise

    Enter the gates of this museum and you'll find yourself transitioning to a time and place in Estonia that is wonderful. Natural beauty, historical homesites, quaint villages, great food and drink...

  • JonAndSophieTravel JonAndSophieTravel


    Sorry about the caps, but this place was that absolute highlight of our 3 days in Tallinn. We had the luck of arriving at the end of Feb during a resurgence of the snow, so it was completely freshly...

  • piotrek_11 piotrek_11

    Lazy non-english speakers in wonderful houses

    The houses are very well preserved and make you feel like decades ago. However, the map which you buy at the entrance does not correspond the reality in the museum. Except for the house with two...

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