We know Estonia
2.7.2013 | Culture

The way it was

The way it was

Step back in time and learn hands-on about Estonian rural heritage and culture at the Estonian Agricultural Museum

TEXT KRISTINA LUPP, PHOTOS ESTONIAN AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM

It was not that long ago that farming equipment and agricultural methods were drastically different. And there is no better place to see just how different rural life was than at the Estonian Agricultural Museum located just outside of Tartu. The museum is housed the in the auxiliary buildings of the Ülenurme Manor, which was built in 1887. It is packed full exhibits, both permanent and temporary, and often houses events, conferences, and hands-on workshops.

Among the permanent exhibits you will see a blacksmith’s workshop, vehicle shed, beekeeping exhibit, and rye bread baking demonstrations, just to name a few. On the exhibition grounds the passage of time is particularly evident –the shift from manual to motorised vehicles and farm equipment. The cattle shed was built in 1913 and was one of the most modern of its time in Estonia until the 1950s. Cattle breeding shows still take place in the cattle shed from time to time.

Guided tours must be booked in advance. Visitors can enjoy a bite to eat at the museum café that serves Estonian food.

How to get there?

Estonian Agricultural Museum (Eesti põllumajandusmuuseum)
Pargi 4, Ülenurme www.epm.ee

The museum is located about 10km south of Tartu’s city centre. From the Tartu Central Bus Station take either the 913 or the 905 bus and get off at the Ülenurme stop.

To learn more about this and similar topics

25.9.2022 | Culture

Visit Tallinn and Tallinn Eesti Keele Maja have joined forces for a special prize draw for Estonian language learners

Visit Tallinn and Tallinn Eesti Keele Maja have joined forces for a special prize draw for Estonian language learners

A campaign supported by the Integration Foundation and Visit Tallinn has started. The goal of which is to invite … Read more

22.9.2022 | Culture

An exhibition of the legendary artist Andy Warhol opens at Fotografiska in Tallinn tomorrow

An exhibition of the legendary artist Andy Warhol opens at Fotografiska in Tallinn tomorrow

Tomorrow (September 23) will see the opening of an Andy Warhol exhibition at Fotografiska in Tallinn. The exhibition showcases … Read more

18.9.2022 | Culture

camera icon5
Exhibition -“A Book Designer’s Studio. Jüri Kaarma and Late Soviet Graphic Design” has opened at EDTM in Tallinn

Exhibition -“A Book Designer’s Studio. Jüri Kaarma and Late Soviet Graphic Design” has opened at EDTM in Tallinn

Yesterday a new exhibition opened at the Estonian Museum of Applied Art (EDTM). The exhibition, “A Book Designer’s Studio. … Read more

15.9.2022 | Culture

Food Film Festival kicks off in Tallinn

Food Film Festival kicks off in Tallinn

Today sees the opening of the Food Film Festival. During the four-day event which will run from September 15 … Read more

15.9.2022 | Leisure

Tallinn’s Wandering Lights Festival begins today

Tallinn’s Wandering Lights Festival begins today

One of the most popular autumn events in Tallinn is the Wandering Lights Festival. The event, which is organised … Read more

12.9.2022 | Culture

The passion for reading is still strong in Estonian

The passion for reading is still strong in Estonian

Estonians are a nation of readers, there is no doubt about that. Although the country is generally regarded as … Read more

8.9.2022 | Culture

Station Narva music and city festival starts today – it will run until September 11

Station Narva music and city festival starts today – it will run until September 11

From today until Sunday, September 11, the Station Narva music and city festival will take place in the Kreenholm … Read more

7.9.2022 | Culture

Bread Day and Autumn Fair at the Estonian Open Air Museum this Saturday

Bread Day and Autumn Fair at the Estonian Open Air Museum this Saturday

This Saturday, September 11, is Estonian Bread Day. For the 15th time the Estonian Open-air Museum, located in the … Read more