The earliest records of Albu manor date back to 1282, making it the oldest order manor in Järva County and one of the oldest in the whole of Estonia. The renovations carried out between 1995 and 2000 uncovered some beautiful paintings and sections of building from the 14th century.

The current manor was constructed between 1742 and 1748 when Count Gustav Otto Douglas resigned his post as governor of Estonia and retired in Albu. A school has operated out of the manor since 1921. It presently houses Albu Basic School. For the last seven summers the manor has put on exhibitions of a number of different artists. It is open to all visitors in summer from Wednesday-Sunday 12.00 pm-6.00 pm. In the autumn and spring period it is advised to make a booking to visit the manor.

Reference: Manor.ee

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Founded: 1742-1748
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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Tiia Mänd (5 months ago)
Armusin sellesse imelisse mõisa kohe kui uksest sisse astusin. See ei ole eriliselt suursugune ja edev mõis, vaid lihtne, aga seal olles on kuidagi eriliselt soe tunne. Loomulikult on seal vaadata nii laemaalinguid kui ka väga vanast ajast ja haruldasi puitmaalinguid. All fuajees on ülevaatlikud stendid mõisa omanike kohta, mis annab hea ülevaate ajaloost. Kui võimalik siis soovitan giidiga ekskursiooni.
Merit Siniroht (5 months ago)
Selle mõisa kõrval asub kohvik.. hea ja eestipärane.. hinnad soodsad ja portsud korralikud.. väga maitsev veel lisaks soovitan soojalt ja annaks lausa 10+ igati suurepärane kohvik.
Evely Sagor (8 months ago)
Ilus mõis
Marko Adel (13 months ago)
Väga ilus mõis ja heas korras.
Kristina Veshtort (2 years ago)
A manor-turned-school. Be sure to check out the unique rococo wall and ceiling paintings.
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