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“Visit this Ethnographic Museum”

Estonian Open Air Museum
Ranked #8 of 306 things to do in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Within just a 15-minute drive from the center of Tallinn there is a delightful place – the Estonian Open Air Museum that invites you to see rural architecture and get acquainted with village life.The 12 farms of the museum show the visitor the life of families of different income and occupation in the 18th-20th centuries. As in anyreal village, there is a church, an inn, a school, a number of mills, a fire station, a village shop and net sheds by the sea.Although 74 buildings have been brought over so far, the museum is far from being completed; it is constantly changing and developing.You can have good time and also learn something at the Estonian Open Air Museum in any season!
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Old buildings abound and demonstrators in costumes add to the charm of this open air museum. There are old windmills, historic wooden homes, and even a church. One building had Estonian tapestries on display. A special treat was watching people in period costumes dance folk dances and play music on ancient Estonian instruments. You can also take a carriage ride through the park. A very nice gift shop with many Estonian handicrafts is located near the park entrance. They are many beautiful flowers and trees - like walking in an old village.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is an interesting place for anyone coming from a country that does not have farms and rural life, or anyone not having seen any of this before. The place is well kept and the staff is dressed like in the old times, it is an interesting place to see how the farm houses are or were like and how life is or was in the rural areas. Everything made of wood, hard life in extreme cold temperatures too. The place has a nice boutique shop with local crafts, knits, books and other handcrafts. It is a pleasant and interesting visit, though I personally found it a bit boring as I had seen that type of thing before. It is a very well represented area though, well set.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

There was snow on the ground and many of the buildings were not open, but what we were able to enter were very interesting and informative. A beautiful setting, well done, and well worth the time and very moderate cost.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

most of the buoldings were closed unfortunately butit still made for a nice walk around. i imagine it's fantastic in the summer when you can see a lot more stuff.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

I visited this museum with my girlfriend on march and was pleasently surprised by the site. It costed only 3e / person to get in and had a lot to offer. Very interesting old farms and houses from different eras, Horse rides around the museum grounds and overall beautiful forestry atmosphere. We even so a heard of deers on the banks of Finland Gulf. It is easy to get there from the center of Tallinn with a bus or by taxi for about 12e. Would recommend this museum even in the wintertime.

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