Estonian Open Air Museum

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Estonian Open Air Museum
Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum
Estonian Open Air Museum.map.jpg
Map of the museum
Established 1957
Location shore of Kopli Bay near Tallinn, Estonia
Type History museum
Director Merike Lang
Website www.evm.ee

The Estonian Open Air Museum (Estonian: Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum) is a life-sized reconstruction of an 18th-century rural/fishing village, which comes complete with church, inn, schoolhouse, several mills, a fire station, twelve farmyards and net sheds. The site spans 79 hectares of land and contains 72 separate buildings and is located 8km to the west of Tallinn city center at Rocca al Mare. Established in 1957, the museum showcases 68 farmhouses assembled into twelve farmyards from North, South and West Estonia.

Along with the farmyards, old public buildings are arranged singularly and in groups in a way that represents an overview of Estonian vernacular architecture of the past two centuries.

The plans for founding the museum were first discussed in 1913,[1] when Estonian literati, inspired by Scandinavian open-air museums, wanted to establish such a museum in Estonia.[2]

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  1. ^ Muuseumist (in Estonian)
  2. ^ Stephen J. Kelley (2000). Wood structures: a global forum on the treatment, conservation, and repair of cultural heritage. ASTM International. p. 96. ISBN 0-8031-2497-X. 

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Coordinates: 59°25′53″N 24°38′17″E / 59.43139°N 24.63806°E / 59.43139; 24.63806