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Rocca Al Mare Open Air Museum

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Address: Vabaohumuuseumi tee 12, Tallinn 13521, Estonia
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+372 654 9100
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Within just a 15-minute drive from the center of Tallinn there is a...

Within just a 15-minute drive from the center of Tallinn there is a delightful place – the Estonian Open Air Museum that invites you to see rural architecture and get acquainted with village life.The 12 farms of the museum show the visitor the life of families of different income and occupation in the 18th-20th centuries. As in anyreal village, there is a church, an inn, a school, a number of mills, a fire station, a village shop and net sheds by the sea.Although 74 buildings have been brought over so far, the museum is far from being completed; it is constantly changing and developing.You can have good time and also learn something at the Estonian Open Air Museum in any season!

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Something very Estonian.

You wnat to know where the Estonians come from? What is their cultural heritage? Then you should visit Rocca Al Mare Open Air Museum. They have literally taken down old buildings... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ivi K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You wnat to know where the Estonians come from? What is their cultural heritage? Then you should visit Rocca Al Mare Open Air Museum. They have literally taken down old buildings from different parts of Estonia and brought them together and put up again in this museum. And - for the people who are not so fluent in Latin -... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Very interesting ethnographic museum - houses, barns, windmills and other buildings from all over Estonia are carefully preserved to illustrate the life of Estonian people of different districts. The park is big and beautiful, and it is located at the sea-front - please mind sometimes there's strong wind, choose clothes accordingly, especially in winter.

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This was a surprise in that we didn't expect it to be as interesting as it turned out to be. The place covers a large area of relocated period farm houses and homes from different areas of the country. We covered a large area by taking a horse and carriage ride around the site which was good value. It's only... More 

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helsinki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great huge outdoor park in beautiful seaside landscape close to city. Great place to have a picnic! Visit the buildings and houses and have snack and drinks at the small café /restaurant.

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Allentown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Visit to this place is the activity for the whole day. You may want to take a trolley bus from the center of Tallinn to get there. The place (huge territory landscaping park) is good for walking in good weather, viewing houses built in Estonia in 18-19 centuries. At some places you may meet folk artists that represent modern Estonian... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

On the plane to Tallin we asked a local seated next to us where they would take a tourist if you could only take them to just one tourist attraction. The open air museum was the immediate answer. Despite temperatures of zero degrees centigrade, with strong winds and a light dusting of snow, we had a great half day out.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Amazing museum with historical buildings from different areas and eras. Takes you back in time. Better to visit during spring - fall season

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

It's very near to Tallinn old town, just a quick bus journey. Google maps says that the bus stop you get off at is the rocca al mare shopping centre, this is incorrect, you can go on two stops. The staff speak English. You enter through an enormous and very tasteful gift shop with souvenirs, lovely wool clothing and so... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We had a thoroughly enjoyable time here, even though the weather was 'moist' We travelled out on the bus and there were very few people around when we arrived at the museum. After some confusion we managed to pay the entry fee and hire bicycles and we set off around the museum, following the route on the map we had... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This museum is fabulous! We visited on a cold weekday in October so we can only imagine what it's like when there are some activities and visitors. So much to see and great elderly workers there to explain certain traditions and customs. The restaurant was fabulous - great traditional food that didnt break the wallet. Our 4 year old loved... More 

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