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

    TripAdvisor logo tripadvisor rating 4.5 of 5

    based on 1034 reviews

    • Nice park

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      July 5, 2020 By KHKH00

      Unfortunately we misread the opening hours and we called them. Maybe they understood us incorrectly but I asked if the entrance is open until 18:30 can we still see inside the houses until 20 as the... Read more comments

    • Great open-air museum

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      February 24, 2020 By annas1lv1a

      You can (and probably will) learn a lot about Estonian history. Would definitely recommend to visit this place and have a picnic while you're there

    • Perhaps not one for a rainy day

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      January 9, 2020 By 572gracec

      Fun activity and good insight into Estonian history - might be a better choice to go in the Summer as it was very cold and wet when we went. Some of the tour guides were more friendly than others. Be... Read more comments