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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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Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum reviews

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  • One of the best experiences I’ve had in Tallinn and the best museum I’ve been in. Must see if you’re in Tallinn. Go for the full day, explore the insides of the buildings as well. 
    One of the best experiences I’ve had in Tallinn and the best museum I’ve been in. Must see if you’re in Tallinn. Go for the full day, explore the insides of the buildings as well.  more »
  • We arrived at 14:30-15:00 and all the buildings were already closed. No signs or texts to give any context. Not worth the 12 euro entrance fee at all. Skip this museum for now. Has potential, but... 
    We arrived at 14:30-15:00 and all the buildings were already closed. No signs or texts to give any context. Not worth the 12 euro entrance fee at all. Skip this museum for now. Has potential, but...  more »
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  • Beautiful area! Went there for midsummer night and the whole museum was turned into a small familial festival! The area I big enough to feel the nature and accessible by walk easily. Amazing to see how these old houses are build from 1900, really cute explained how they lived with nice stories and I could feel life there. People must be really small in these times. 😄😉 The night was well organised, delicious food, nice music and a big bonfire the whole night! Thank you for this amazing experience! 💚🔥🇪🇪
  • We visited the museum during our summer vacation. We rented bikes for an affordable price and we discovered the beautiful old city by bike. Multiple houses can be visited inside as well. There is a restaurant inside the park with traditional food. We had chicken with vegetables and apple strudel with vanila ice cream. It was very delicious! The cashier from the museum did not know much English but we managed to understand each other and she was nice and polite.

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