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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  • We absolutely loved our time at this fantastic outdoors museum. I It was really easy to get to by bus from Tallin. Staff were very nice. The cafe was great with local food and especially good... 
    We absolutely loved our time at this fantastic outdoors museum. I It was really easy to get to by bus from Tallin. Staff were very nice. The cafe was great with local food and especially good...  more »
  • When we came to the Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum, the first we saw was ticket office with gift shop in it. The gift shop is amazing and has so much to offer: clothes, jewellery, crockery, toys, books, music.....  more
    When we came to the Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum, the first we saw was ticket office with gift shop in it. The gift shop is amazing and has so much to offer: clothes, jewellery, crockery, toys, books, music.....  more »
  • 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. 
    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 »
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  • Beautiful and interesting. They did a great job keeping these farm homes intact and displayed very well. Don’t miss the Soviet era building.
  • Very good experience in this museum, interiors are very detailed, even with employees posing as inhabitants. You will really feel like in the village of old times. It is located on the bank of the sea and in forest, so it is also very quiet
  • Located a short bus ride from the centre of town, this museum is a must visit in my opinion. The entrance fee is phenomenally cheap for the quality and variety of what's on show. I paid ten euros for a single adult ticket and spent around 4 hours exploring the living exhibits and scenery. The tavern was another highlight. Very cosy in the winter and the food was good and fairly priced. Very worthy of your time.
  • I rent a bike and I think that was a good option if you have plans to walk more in the old town. Luckily there were not many tourists around. It reminds me of Skansen here in Stockholm though
  • Very nice place inside Tallinn. By visiting only this pace you can know everything about country side live of Estonians and an early live in the old times.

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