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“old rural buildings”

Rocca Al Mare Open Air Museum
Ranked #8 of 292 things to do in Tallinn
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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!
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“old rural buildings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

The open air museum is located in the woods. We had a foggy day but even under those conditions the park was wonderful. I have seen similar 'Skansens' before, and this is also a nice one. The wooden houses may become boring after a while (unless you are really into rural life), and I didn't look into every single one of them, but the park is also perfect for a walk. Recommended for families!
It's easy to take a bus from the city center to get here.

Visited May 2013
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“Обязательно к посещению!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

Perfect place to spend some time outdoors in spring and summer. Would be very interesting to everyone: child and adults. The exhibition is good, walkways are suitable for walking with baby stroller.
Bikes and strollers can be rented
at the entrance.
There is a restaurant in the park where you can eat some traditional Estonian dishes.

Visited May 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“Visit this Ethnographic Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited September 2012
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“Interesting but not Fantastic to me”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited May 2012
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“A taste of the past”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited April 2013
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