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The Estonian Open Air Museum (Estonian: Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum) is a life-sized reconstruction of an 18th-century rural/fishing village, which comes complete with church, inn, schoolhouse, several mills, a fire station, twelve farmyards and net sheds. The site spans 72 hectares of land and contains about 80 separate buildings and is located 8 km to the west of Tallinn city center at Rocca al Mare. Established in 1957, the museum showcases 68 farmhouses assembled into twelve farmyards from North, South and West Estonia.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Breathtaking park. Went in a freezing snowy day and loved the walk. Lovely women in some farms explain anything you want to ask them. This is a must if you're visiting Tallinn
We went on a cold winter day and it was fantastic😍😍😍❄❄❄☀❄☀❄☀ rented a soome kelk! It's really magical winter wonderland!
In summer more fascinating however in winter landscapes are amazing as well but in a low temperature like -15 centigrade you will be freezed. Also a good place to see where Estonian people lived and what costumes they wore etc.
Great place to visit to walk around. Don’t come late as some houses might be closed. You basically walk around and see many different building from different eras. A great change of scenery from the the city.
TOURISTS BEWARE! this is a nice place but to see the different historical building with people in them, you need to visit early in the day. I went at 6pm on a day that they closed at 8pm and the guy at the entrance informed me that the houses are now closed! 2 hours before closing time! I still strolled around this humongous park, but the experience is not the same as I saw in the pictures with people dressed up.
Impressive open-air museum spans on a huge area. A good way to spend a day and learn about Estonia’s history as well as Estonian people’s old way of living. The installations are very well preserved and have great details. We rented bikes from the reception desk because we are tired of walking. It turned out to be a great idea because the museum is very big to be discovered entitrely by walking. I didn’t mean that it’s impossible but will be physically challenging.
Very interesting place where you can feel like time traveler. "Must see" if you are in Tallin. Only problem was parking paying machine which didn't want my money so i had a problem with parking arm.
All the landscapes that you would need to travel to different cities in the country to visit, are gathered here for you, in a very beautiful and calming atmosphere, as if you are walking in distant villages. Easily accessible by public transport. There is also a bike rental at the entrance. If you visit the place on weekend, you may also get the chance to watch some traditional dances, performed by locals.
Amaizing place with historical houses brought from different corners of Estonia. This is a museum, but the buildings are alive. They are inhabited, you can knock at the door, enter and talk to the hosts to know the history of the particular Estonian villages. Take a map at the entrance and chose your path, it might take 2 to 3 hours. Greatest views and Instagram spots.
We took bikes since we had only 1.5 hours before it closed and that turned out to be a great idea. We really enjoyed the landscape, the houses etc.
A really interesting insight into the agricultural and rural lives of Estonians through the ages. Visit the expansive woodland area and walk through various farms / houses from across the ages. "residents" will tell you about the buildings and way of life from each era. This was particularly useful and interesting although some struggled with English. The majority spoke Estonian / German / English so even if you aren't able to listen to all of their stories you'll manage some. There is also widespread signage with extra information, again in various languages. Expect to spend 3 - 4 hours here.
Big, interesting and beautiful. There is definitely a lot to see and much to learn. The houses are grouped by the area of Estonia where they are from and tell about the traditions from the areas. I had visited the museum a couple of times as a kid and it has come a long way since then. The houses are well furnished and every house has a person who can tell you more about the history.
We spent a marvellous day in the museum, the location is great, the houses, farms, ......are incredible, well decorated, with a very helpful staff that explained the history, location....very well. Good restaurant. We have planned 2 hours there and finally we spent 6.
Please like if this review is helpful 👍 A great open air museum. Traditional antique farm houses, barns, schools etc. re-erected within the park with sound effects and explanatory text to explain the original purpose of the buildings. Clean, well laid out, interesting and in a beautiful wooded location next to the sea. The summer solstice celebrations are also held here and are a must see if you are here at the right time of year.
Love that place. Not far from the Tallinn city center and it's just such a charming place to have a walk there. In side there's a Kolu Inn. It's a good place to taste some Estonian national food. RECOMMENDED!
Very nice place. Very good presentation of Estonian traditional houses and development of them. Also it's possible to see many different traditional crafts and how they do it, because there are people (in costumes) who are playing this roles.