14.1.2017 | History
The Estonian Agricultural Museum shows the journey from farm to table
In an era where milk comes in bottles and meat in packages, it’s important to understand the work that actually goes into feeding your family. The Estonian Agricultural Museum explores Estonian agriculture and rural life, both historically and in the present.
The museum is located in the picturesque Ülenurme area, about 5km from Tartu. The museum is comprised of 15 museum buildings and about 60,000 items on display. Take your time to go through the all the fascinating exhibitions.
The Agricultural Museum has eight permanent exhibitions, which present agricultural development, agricultural technology, beekeeping, animal husbandry, and more.
Animals wander freely in the museum’s yard and you can pet the horses, ponies, sheep, and goats. They even have special exhibitions from time to time about horses and other animals.
There are various activities at the museum, like workshops where you can practice making rye bread, wood and metal work, as well as preparing traditional Estonian food.
The Agricultural Museum also celebrates different dates from the Estonian folk calendar, like Shrove Tuesday, Easter, St Martin’s and St. Catherine’s Days.
Estonian Agricultural Museum (Eesti Põllumajandusmuuseum), Pargi 4, Ülenurme, Tartu County.
Click on the address to see the location.
TEXT SILJA HURSKAINEN, PHOTOS ANDREI CHERTKOV
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