The open air museum does not sleep during the winter season. It acts in a
slightly calmer rhythm, but it does not get boring. It is a place to enjoy
fresh air and time with your family in the middle of a historic village. You
can also use an opportunity to take a seat on one of the farms and talk with
the mistress of the house.
During the winter season, the Estonian Open Air Museum is open from Tuesday
to Sunday (on Mondays only for booked events and educational
- Härjapea Farm, Kuie School, Setu Farm, Russian house from Peipus, Sassi-Jaani barn-dwelling,
Kolkhoz apartment, Lau village shop, Kolu Inn building are open from 10 am to 5 pm.
- The ticket office and the
museum shop are open from 10 am to 5 pm.
- The museum park is open from 10
am to 7 pm.
After Michaelmas Day, the peasants started to work more comfortably. During
the dark and cold winter, the mistress had to do handicrafts, cook for the
family and look after the children. The men were involved in carpentry,
arranging agricultural tools, transporting timber and cutting and sawing
firewood. The children pursued wisdom under the strict hand of the
Visit the museum's farms, schoolhouse and village shop, step into Kolkhoz
apartment building and Kolu inn. There is a lot to see and many ways to take
part in our winter activities.
The mistress of the Härjapea farm will teach you how to create toys made of
natural materials, Christmas ornaments and other exciting handicrafts.
The mistress of the Kuie school introduces the school life of a child in
the 19th century. If there are no classes in the classroom at the moment, you
can try writing with a stylus.
At Seto Farm you will learn and see the traditional clothes for women and
In the Russian house from Peipus take a peek into the covered yard, where
you can find chickens, two lovely goats bleating, rabbits snacking on some hay and solve
an animal-themed crossword puzzle!
At the Kolkhoz apartment building, you can play children's board games from
1970 to 1980 and make an origami frog. Ask the mistress for the Kolkhoz house’s
family quiz to make getting to know the house even more exciting!
In the Lau shop you can buy something sweet to taste and you can enjoy
hearty Estonian dishes at Kolu inn.
• By car: free parking at the main gate of the museum.
• Public transport: buses No. 21 and 21b stop at the main gate of the
museum (stop Rocca al Mare). Buses No. 22, 42 and 43: get off at the Zoo stop
and take a 15-minute walk along the seaside road. Buses No. 41 and 41b take you
back to the city centre. See timetables: soiduplaan.tallinn.ee.
When coming to the museum, dress according to the weather. Put on rain and
windproof clothing and shoes that can be used to walk along the village roads.