Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, Tallinn

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Immerse yourself in the past at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, a life-size showcase of centuries of Estonian village life, architecture, and culture. Home to about 80 buildings dating as far back as 1699, the village offers the chance to see the structures in a traditional rural setting. Visit the museum and explore the 72 hectares (178 acres) of forested coastal landscape divided into different themed zones, each dedicated to showcasing one of the country's prominent regions and its architectural styles. You'll notice how large a role fishing and farming played in country life, as evidenced by the presence of mills and fish storehouses. Try your hand at cooking, embroidery, or a number of other handicrafts while you're at the museum; those with little ones will find plenty of kid-friendly activities and demonstrations as well. Afterward, kick back with some traditional Estonian cooking at the village tavern. PutEesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum into our Tallinn trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I found the old buildings and people dressed in period costumes quite interesting. I walked back into the city along the waterfront was very relaxing in nature.  more »
  • Great collection of building from all around Estonia. Very large park setting that has wide trails/roads between the different farms, windmills, churches, stores, and functioning tavern. I spent...  more »
  • This museum is just amazing. It is a bit far from city center, BUT it is an advantage! The whole museum sits literally in a forest along the shoreline, so even if you take a walk there you will have amazing views. The houses and farms there are kept in excellent condition, and information on the tables tell interesting stories about people who lived in the farms. Museum workers in national costumes will tell you more, and they are so nice! We spent half a day there and did not see everything, so plan your trip. The place worth every minute!
  • Excellent! It's easy to get there as bus stop is in front of Museum entrance. A lot of information inside near all houses, in Estonian, Russian and English. Nice view to harbor. Clean WC. Tavern with traditional food. Recommended to spend at least half of day. Suitable for families with children.

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