From January to April Tue. – Sun. 9 am – 5 pm
From May to December Tue. – Sun. 10 am – 6 pm
The Estonian Agricultural Museum
Estonian National Agricultural Museum
The Estonian Agricultural Museum is located in Tartu County, at the historical Ülenurme manor complex founded at the turn of the 20th century.
The main task of the museum is collecting everything to do with agriculture and rural development and presenting it to the public.
Our Museum consists of 15 buildings spanning 33 acres only five kilometres from Tartu City Centre.
Our collections include about 60 000 items: objects, films, manuscripts and a thematic library (26 459 units).
✔ Our Main Goal
is to perpetuate Estonian rural culture and agricultural heritage, promote agricultural education and research, and scientifically examine, exhibit and mediate these to the public using the collections.
Our Museum is a rich centre of rural culture offering exhibitions and education for better understanding of our heritage.
The Museum proudly presents:
The Museum proudly presents:
The largest steam engine collection in Estonia, and nationally awarded permanent exhibition “Development of Agriculture and Rural Life Throughout Centuries”.
Large national breeding and pedigree events VISS and TÕULOOM.
Conferences, seminars and other scientific events addressing the past, present and future of rural life, and publications thereof.
In addition to the main exhibition, there are permanent exhibitions on flax, poultry farming, apiculture (beekeeping), objects made of tree bark and straw, farming vehicles, and agricultural equipment.
All permanent exhibitions are fully accessible for wheelchair users.
Different handicrafts can be practiced at the Museum. There are a blacksmith’s forge, wood carving workshop, weaving and paper processing workshops in the Workshop Gallery. Visitors can also take lessons or courses (e.g. blacksmithing craft, restoration of wooden furniture, etc) or practise wood carving, making paper, designing cards, and so on.
Our Museum offers museum education classes and courses based on permanent exhibitions for all age groups, from kindergarten children to the elderly. The hands-on topics include: grains and rye bread, making butter, flax and flax products, eggs and poultry farming, honey, potatoes, a horse and other farm animals, and practical lessons for the technologically-minded.
Traditional large-scale events such as cattle and pedigree shows, contests, and fairs take place at the Museum. Family festivals and children celebrations take place on significant days of the heritage calendar, and during holidays.
A traditional folk wedding can be held at the Museum. Old wedding customs and traditions are brought to life in the heritage surroundings, the bride and groom are put to a test, and the newlyweds get their first shared loaf of bread. A good luck charm can be forged at the blacksmith’s workshop.
An agenda for a birthday celebrations can be tailor-made according to preferences from handicrafts, pony ride, farm animals, heritage games, and so on.
Farm animals live in the historic barn: a draught horse Mirdi, goats, sheep, rabbits, and ponies. It is possible to go on a ride in a horse- or pony-drawn cart.
Guided tours (in English, German, and Russian), museum education classes or courses, and group catering to be ordered in advance.