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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  • derek e derek e

    excellent place to visit

    Very quiet in winter but enchanting in the snow. Loved the ginger cat in the Russian house - purred no end when stroked. It may have been quieter than other seasons, but I think this added to the...

  • Raivo T Raivo T

    Best museum in Tallinn

    I like open air museums and i try visit these everywhere where i travel. Tallinn OAM is one of the best visited. There you can get fine overview how was life in old Estonia.Different actions, games...

  • David W David W

    Well worth a visit

    This is a great contrast to walking around the city. Beautiful woodland walks and the opportunity to see old farmhouses, schools and churches If you're staying in the city getting a cab there is...


Features and amenities

Location

Vabaõhumuuseumi tee 12, Haabersti linnaosa, Tallinn

Getting there

Public transport: buses #21 and #21B from Balti jaam railway station stop at the museum's front gate. If you catch bus #22 or trolleybuses #6 or #7 from the city centre, get off at the 'Zoo' stop and then walk for ca 15 minutes along the waterfront road. Schedules: see soiduplaan.tallinn.ee.

City Tour: blue lines buses stop by the main gates. Schedules: see www.citytour.ee.

Access

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car

Stops nearby

Bus: Rocca al Mare
Trolleybus: Zoo

Coordinates

59°25'53''N 24°38'12''E | Download GPX file