The Estonian Open Air Museum, a visitor-friendly and environmentally
friendly museum of rural architecture, is one of the most loved and appreciated
cultural destinations for families in Estonia. We carefully preserve the
cultural heritage we have been entrusted with, and we value the diverse and
beautiful natural environment of the museum. Responsible behaviour in the
cultural, social, and environmental context is what we consider essential in
the entire organization. We aim to convey sustainable development viewpoints in
the museum’s principles of collection, research, and conservation as well as in
our exhibitions, events, educational programmes and other activities. At the
same time, we want our sustainable operation to set an example to our partners
and visitors, inspiring them to follow our lead.
operation meets the criteria of the Estonian Open Air Development Programme
2023–2027 and the principles of
a green museum.
We act responsibly in
preserving and transferring museum collections.
We use cultural traditions to
connect the past to the present and the future. Traditional farming is a source
of inspiration in the circular economy.
We promote and sell local
We devise and
implement environmental action plans.
We devise guidelines for the
sustainable organization of exhibitions and events and follow these.
We contribute to
increasing the environmental awareness of our employees and visitors,
encouraging them to make environmentally friendlier choices and decisions.
In planning new developments (heating systems,
lighting, transportation, equipment, etc.), we take their environmental impact
into account and give preference to equipment with the best energy efficiency
We update and perfect the heating systems and thermal insulation of our
We monitor and
attempt to reduce our consumption of natural resources, tools, and materials,
making an effort to prevent wasting them.
We try to generate less waste
(including digital waste), sort our waste, and recycle.
We maintain the territory of
the museum as free from vehicles and noise pollution as possible. It is easy to
reach the museum by public transport. We encourage visitors to use their own
bikes or rent a bike to navigate the premises, and there are bicycle parking
We make sure to preserve
biodiversity on the museum grounds through careful and well-weighed landscape
maintenance. Organic waste is composted and used for fertilizing or fields and
By collecting and growing
historical cultivars, we contribute to preserving the genetic diversity of
field and garden plants.
We organize events, exhibitions,
and programmes to educate various target groups about a sustainable way of
We work on improving physical
and digital accessibility for all target groups.
We value cultural diversity
and intend the museum to be a meeting place for visitors of various cultural
backgrounds, providing them with dialogue opportunities.
We maintain cooperation with
various communities to represent their cultural heritage.
We believe a secure and
healthy working environment as well as employee satisfaction to be of great