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. Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Tallinn Edition.
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  • Open-air museum of costumbrista character, which is very good especially if you visit with children, is located in a forest and has buildings and farms of different eras and some figuratives that make the visit more pleasant. It allows you to get the idea as you have lived in the area at different times.
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  • I went there on a cold day, but there was an event of black bread, and various shops lined up. It was a very fun day, although I don't usually have that kind of pattern. It's a fairly large open-air museum, so it's a good idea to wear sneakers and easy-to-move clothes.
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  • This museum is just amazing. It is a bit far from city center, BUT it is an advantage! The whole museum sits literally in a forest along the shoreline, so even if you take a walk there you will have amazing views. The houses and farms there are kept in excellent condition, and information on the tables tell interesting stories about people who lived in the farms. Museum workers in national costumes will tell you more, and they are so nice! We spent half a day there and did not see everything, so plan your trip. The place worth every minute!
  • Excellent! It's easy to get there as bus stop is in front of Museum entrance. A lot of information inside near all houses, in Estonian, Russian and English. Nice view to harbor. Clean WC. Tavern with traditional food. Recommended to spend at least half of day. Suitable for families with children.
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