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Collections, Research and Building Heritage


Manuals on old country house, roofs and barn kilns, compiled under the auspices of the Centre of Rural Architecture, are helpful for restorers of old farmhouses.

The collections of articles „Suitsutare” and „Eesti Vabaõhumuuseumi Toimetised” („Proceedings of the Estonian Open Air Museum“) bring together researches and writings of the Open Air Museum researchers.

Our researchers Heiki Pärdi and Hanno Talving have thoroughly discussed the more general development of Estonian rural architecture and farm life as well as various types of buildings (windmills, township community houses, schoolhouses, inns). In addition, we have issued smaller publications on the values of the old house and the restoration of the windows.


A selection of reading and video material can be found here.

Northern Estonia
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