Viimsi Open Air Museum

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Viimsi Open Air Museum
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The Viimsi Open Air Museum is situated in the ancient seaside village of Pringi in Viimsi, just a 30-minute drive from central Tallinn. A complex of seaside-farmhouses over 150 years old in the picturesque coastal village of Pringi. Here you can get a glimpse of the everyday lives of villagers, of their work on both the land and sea, of their entertainment and village parties, their market days and holiday traditions. The historical seaside atmosphere is perfect for relaxing and the best place to admire the famous silhouette of Tallinn. Themed programmes and traditional events take visitors on a journey to the coastal villages of centuries past. Estonia's most valued farm produce market is open every Saturday. A traditional playground with old-time attractions is open for children. The museum shop is renowned for its choice of marine-themed presents and books. Come take a look at life in a fishing village - come discover the history of a seafaring nation.
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Georg
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Great visit
Jun 2020 • Couples
Friendly and welcoming hosts, really enjoyed our visit there. Museum was interesting and educating. Also we got to see sheep.
Written 9 June 2020
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Olga V
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine128 contributions
Little pearl of Viimsi
Aug 2019 • Friends
This small museum located not far away from Tallinn, you can take minibus #260 for city center and be in museun in 20 min. Note that this bus do no accept Tallinn, thus you need to pay 2 euro.
Museum ticket is 3,5 euro for adult, but youbwill be proposed to take one more ticket for another museum located nearby and pay 5 euro for two museums.
Museum territory is small, abou 7-8 buildings, but povide you basic information about fishermen life in this area and beautiful view on Tallinn harbor. You can try to make knots and swing on a swing. There are also couple of sheeps, ships and boats.
On Saturday they say they have a market there.
I would recommend to combine visit of this museum with Pirita beach and/or TV tower - all of these attractions located not far away.
This museum is good addition to visit of Eesti Vabaohumuuseum as expositions of these two open museums are different and complement each other
Written 3 August 2019
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Angel-Michell
7 contributions
So nice experience
Mar 2019 • Family
Nothing bad to say,amazing view,history about Estonian culture,clean,see views,friendly people,nice atmosphere
Written 27 May 2019
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wendy p
Plymouth, UK679 contributions
Right by the sea
Sep 2018 • Solo
During a tour of Tallinn we stopped off here, but unfortunately it was getting late and we didn't have enough time to have good look around, plus it came into rain. The grounds are not huge, but it took a little time walking from one building to another. Lots of miniature lighthouses made of wood. You could see how people lived years ago and the smuggling that went on. Plenty to read about at each exhibit. A little shop and a nice lady who answered our questions. Would have liked to have spent longer here. Worth a visit. It was lovely walking on grass and not cobbles.
Written 19 September 2018
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,403 contributions
Great Estonian experience
Jun 2018 • Business
We were lucky enough to enjoy several interesting activities: the making of butter in old fashion way (and eating it), travelling in an old Soviet bus to the seaside farm and the visit of the farm. Also, the first part of the museum is quite interesting, offering a glimpse of the life and history of the Estonians.
Written 16 June 2018
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK796 contributions
Nice set up close to the sea.
Aug 2017 • Couples
We visited the Viimsi Open Air Museum during a one day visit to Tallinn. We had taken an organised coach trip and this was to be the last stop trip of the day,
The museum seemed to be quite a distance from Tallinn and is situated on the coast. It is basically a site where historic buildings are reconstructed and are open for visitors to explore. In truth, the site is not a large one’ but nevertheless contains some interesting buildings and these are furnished and equipped as if they were still inhabited. Many of the houses are equipped with boats suggesting that the local economy would be reliant on the sea.
Inside the interiors of the houses seem very ‘Spartan’ to modern eyes with only possessions that would be used on a daily basis and furnished predominantly with tables’ chairs and beds. One house has a large weaving loom and there is a semi buried stone built store with a brief history of smuggling.
Outside there are examples of boat building with what looks like a steam chest (to bend planks). A large working swing capable of accommodating a number of adults will entertain older children (or young adults). The site is edged by a small shingle beach from where the visitor can see the city of Tallinn in the distance, and to be honest it was quite pleasant to walk here.
The entrance to the site is a small building selling souvenirs of your visit here.
On the day of our visit there was a small farmers market in the filed next door though we did not visit this.
Written 4 October 2017
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Igucis
Umeå, Sweden21 contributions
It's not a big but great activity on a nice day
Aug 2017 • Friends
It's not a big but great activity on a nice day - fantastic sea view, nice old houses - you'll see the Estonian 18th century farm and fisherman's cottages.
Written 7 September 2017
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Irwi
Cork, Ireland471 contributions
Fantastic day out for those of us not used to walking in forest settings ........
Sep 2017 • Couples
to see historic homes of yester year and learn about Estonian customs and history. On our arrival on a Sunday, colorfully clad dancers were performing traditional dances accompanied by musicians. The long barn houses were fascinating as were the amazing numbers of wooden containers and aids to daily life. It was fun to see chickens picking around the gardens for food. The fishermen's cottages on the shore and nearby windmills were also of great interest and the coastal scenery was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there, including the traditional meals we had too. Great value, great exercise, loads to see and do. Many excellent descriptive panels in English describing what you are seeing too.
Written 5 September 2017
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L D
Meise, Belgium48 contributions
Interesting to see historical site and work/living of coastal folk
Aug 2017 • Family
Worthwhile stop for people that are in the area. The location (on the coast) is stunning. The houses and equipment are great to see and experience and to walk in (watch your head!). Also nice is how everything has a personal touch - mentioning the families and family history of the different places. When we visited, we were almost alone, which makes it peaceful and quiet. This museum has a twin museum in the old school of the village. They offer a combined ticket to allow visiting both. The exposition in the school shows pictures and a feel of how this region, country and its people survived throughout tough times. The people in the museum were very helpful in explaining how to best visit. It is a bit a static exhibition still.
Written 16 August 2017
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fin_masdin
Helsinki, Finland53 contributions
Nice place to visit
Jun 2017 • Couples
The viisi open air museum is a small but worthwhile place to go. In the area you can visit the Estonian 18th century farm and fisherman's cottage. We found a few farm animals, a couple of sheep and rabbits.

There is also a small bar where you can eat and drink. Next to the museum, there is a country market every Saturday.
Written 18 June 2017
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