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We all wanted to see the KGB museum in Tallinn, but the women (that’s moi, aunt and cousin) prioritized the hunt for amber and to replace a present, an antique watch, so we skipped KGB museum. Instead, we drove to the Estonian Open-Air Museum outside the city centre.
I wasn’t so interested, considering that Stockholm, Sweden (where we live) after all has Skansken – the first open-air museum in the world. But then again, extra knowledge and experience isn’t a bad thing.
At the Estonian Open-Air Museum, we got the idea of how rural life in Estonia could be.
The museum is a huge village with historic rural buildings from all around the country. Houses from the 18th to the 20th century.
We saw wooden windmills, thatched barns, farmsteads and outbuildings.
There were several activities . like horse and carriage rides – but we skipped them all. We lacked time. And this time, we prioritized food.
There was a restaurant and there we ate food that were eaten by medieval poor peasants – like barley, oat and rye.
It’s fun! I mean first we ate like the medieval nobility at Olde Hanse. Then at the open-air museum we ate like poor peasants!