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“A Good Historic View Of Estonia”

Rocca Al Mare Open Air Museum
Ranked #8 of 296 things to do in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
London, United Kingdom
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“A Good Historic View Of Estonia”
Reviewed 24 March 2012

You can travel via the 21 or 21B bus from Balti Jaam bus station to Rocca al Mare. The bus will stop outside the front of the museum after a approx 20-25 min journey. We visited the museum in the winter. It still had alot of 'charm' even for this time of the year. There are a number of buildings within the site which explains the history of Estonia and it's regions. Worth stopping at the the Inn/Tavern for a drink and a taste of some traditional food. Also there is a proud Estonian gentleman who is in Sepa Farm. He invites you into his 'humble abode' for a hot drink and to pass on his Estonian history. Well worth visiting this museum all year round. Although there were no enactments on during our winter visit we still learnt alot about the history. You will definitely require at least 3 hrs to visit this site.

Visited March 2012
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“Winter Paradise”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

My wife and I went there on a cold but sunny day.The way this museum has been constructed is fantastic,with about 25mm of snow on the ground (but all the roads and paths were clear) everywhere was like being in a Christmas Card,an unforgettable expeirience.

Visited March 2012
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Tallinn, Estonia
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“best in summer”
Reviewed 8 March 2012

interesting for children and their parents to see thelifestyle in17,18,19 centuries.Old houses, windmills,school

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Dublin, Ireland
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“Great place to visit”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

Really interesting place to visit, really well designed , gave great insight into old Estonia when we visited there was snow everywhere, which made it even more realistic, when you seen the houses they lived in, and the farm plots. Really recommend this for anyone to visit.

Visited February 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Like being in the countryside”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

We were told to go and visit the countryside of Estonia; and if we couldn't do that then to go to the Open Air Museum.. Which is what we did. It was so interesting to see each of the different farms and windmills from different parts of the island.. The contrast to Tallinn and the city is astonishing. In winter it only costs 3 Euros for an adult and is very simple to get to on a bus

Visited February 2012
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