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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  • David_Kirmayer David_Kirmayer

    Excellent ethnography museum

    Located on the sea shore in the woods of Rocca al Mare neighborhood, the museum boasts many ethnic buildings, preserved or reconstructed, from all over Estonia. Even if you are not into a folk...

  • 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...

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