Attractions & museums

    Estonian Open Air Museum

    Travel back to the rural Estonia of old in this vast, living museum filled with recreated, 18-20th century villages.

    The forested park comprises numerous thatched farm buildings as well as historic windmills, a wooden chapel and a village school. Staff is period costume demonstrate how people lived and worked in times past. Visitors can buy handicrafts and try out the traditional foods served in the village tavern.

    The museum is located in the quiet, seaside Rocca al Mare area, an ideal place for families to take a picnic and escape from city life. Fun, family-oriented theme fairs take place where traditions are passed on to the younger generation through games, songs and dances.
    Free downloadable audio guide! (Mobile app NUMU) If you don't have a smartphone, you can hire one for €5 from the museum's ticket desk in order to use NUMU.

    Free entrance to the museum with Tallinn Card

    TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

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    • what a nice way to spend the day

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      September 25, 2020 By Gee T

      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.

    • Hugh collection of Estonian buildings and displays of life from 17th-20th Centuries

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      August 29, 2020 By PBTravelstheWorld

      Great collection of building from all around Estonia. Very large park setting that has wide trails/roads between the different farms, windmills, churches, stores, and functioning tavern. I spent... Read more comments

    • Historical day in nature

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      July 20, 2020 By ujjala s

      It was a great summer day spent at the museum. The history and the lifestyle in the 18th century is great to see. It shows the rural living during that time. Do bring a picnic to eat by the sea.