Mõniste Museum

Mõniste, Estonia

The Mõniste Museum is the oldest open-air museum in Estonia. The museum complex consists two buildings with annexes. The threshing barn dating back to Czarist times features the interior of the 19th century building, tools, household utensils and clothing. The farmhouse from the times of the first Republic of Estonia exhibits the tools that blacksmiths used, horse necessaries, handicraft tools, national costumes, folk music instruments, etc.

In the museum you can light a fire in a Stone Age tepee or practice archery, slinging or lassoing. You can also learn how to make bone and earthenware objects, weave fishing nets and fabric, grind grain or bake a loaf of Stone Age bread. You can also try what farm works felt like at that time.

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Founded: 1948
Category: Museums in Estonia
Historical period: Soviet Occupation (Estonia)

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4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Ilver Kokk (4 months ago)
Very great place, tour length about 2 hours. You can learn about local history since the ice retreat in our areas. I would definitely recommend it to everyone. Also suitable for families.
Hannes Kruus (13 months ago)
Very nice place. The guide is very businesslike. I definitely recommend a visit.
Kaire Trei (14 months ago)
Exciting, informative and fervent praises, (especially the young man) I recommend everyone to visit this museum.
Kaire Trei (14 months ago)
Exciting, informative and fervent praises, (especially the young man) I recommend everyone to visit this museum.
kristjan hordo (14 months ago)
If you are interested in history, be ready for a time travel from the Stone Age to Estonian time
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