Estonian Open Air Museum (Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum)

Just 15 minutes from the city centre of Tallinn, you find a wonderful place –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, there is a church, an inn, a school house, mills, a fire station, a shop and fishing sheds by the sea. At the museum, you can buy handicrafts, ride horses, and try traditional Estonian dishes at the inn.

The museum is open year-round, offering entertainment and some wisdom.
Tallinn Card holders can use the museum's audio guides free of charge.

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  • amalin amalin
    Sanctuary and museum!

    The place is sandwiched between the old town and the tour bus park but comes as unexpected relief. Aside from the painting etc., the small park has a feel of a sanctuary and many sit to relax there...

  • Ron F Ron F
    Must See

    We visited the Open Air Museum on a beautiful, sunny day, on a biking excursion from our cruise ship. A number of buildings, all very authentic, make up the area with guides to tell you about the...

  • jfarlam jfarlam
    Outdoor Historic Village

    In America we call collections of older historic buildings saved from various random locations a Pioneer Village. There is one in my town, one in Eastern Ontario and one in Ohio that I have visited...

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