Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, Tallinn

(4.5/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tallinn attractions using our Tallinn family vacation planner.
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  • Nice place for a stroll in old day village. It is like a big park with old constructions, ocasionally with festivals. For activities check their home page.  more »
  • A beautiful park of softwood sloping gently to the sea, dotted with historical buildings and farms that tell the story of the rural Estonia. As the summer season opens in late April, only a few houses and activities were open to visitors, will definitely come back in the summer to complete the lap!
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  • Really enjoyed this Estonian countryside. Unlike museums wooden architecture in Russia, forgive in each House you can go and see how you lived in 19 century in Estonia. The route takes approximately 2.5 hours of viewing. For the roughly 2.5-3 km. But you can walk longer, you can cut somewhere. I advise everyone to visit this place.
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  • Best memory ever. Well arranged and structured. Amazing tranditional food served as well.
  • Amazing museum with historical buildings from different areas and eras. Takes you back in time. Better to visit during spring - fall season
  • Great walk through boggy nature with moss, boulders and authentic farm housing, beautiful views of the baltic sea.
  • The Estonian open air museum is situated in a forest, with walking trails between each historical building. Information is provided via signs on each building. It's a great insight into the 19th and early 20th century - but nothing much older. The food is overpriced at the museum cafe as expected, but the charm of the setting makes up for it. All in all, a must see if you want to get out of the Old Town tourism vibe, and into some nature and food for your brain.
  • Really nice area where you can see buildings from different periods in Estonia's history. It is really peaceful as fully in the forest and you hardly hear the road close by! Really resting.