Estonian Open Air Museum

Just a 15-minute drive from the centre of Tallinn, you will find a wonderful place – 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 18–20th 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, lovely workshops and events, and something you, regardless of your age, might not have known before.

Just a 15-minute drive from the centre of Tallinn, you will find a wonderful place – 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 fr

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  • Wide range of 19th C Houses / Farms all together in one place.

    Worth a 20 min bus ride out to this site. You will find a wide range of older houses, farms, windmills, etc all set out in a clearly marked itinerary. Even in winter many of the houses were open with...

  • Nice to visit and to understand how people have lived in Estonia over the years

    Nice open air museum showing how people lived in Estonia over different time periods. In the winter some things are closed, but they still had someone baking cookies in one house and someone...

  • Wonderful way to step back in time

    I visited the museum on a clear but cold day in November, which somehow felt like the right time to see restored Estonian village farms from the 19th century. The museum is located in a large, lovely...


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