• Museum night – 18 May
• Manor and farm day. Manor kitchen. Viss 2013 – June
• Estonian Agricultural Museum 45 – 26–29 June
Opening of expositions Flax in Our Daily Lives – From Flax to Linen and Poultry Farming. Opening the fund Museum Treasury, introduction of farmers’ working tools and household items.
• International conference “Agricultural and rural life museums as preservers of rural heritage and their role in developing international tourism” – 27–29 June
• Rukkimaarjapäev (Rye virgin day) – 17 August
We reap rye with a hook, make a stack of rye and bake bread. Village dance.
• Tartu Autumn Exhibition. Tõuloom 2013 – 7 September
• Harvest festival. National dishes day – 12 October
Baking bread of fresh harvest; introduction of national dishes; horse riding.
• Carnival party – 12–13 February
Carnival traditions, ice carousel, sliding, horse riding.
• Easter – 26–27 March
Easter traditions and games.
• St George’s Day – 23 April
St George’s Day traditions,
herdsman school, horse riding.
• Mother’s Day – 10 May
Gift for mother.
• Grandparents’ Day – September
To the museum with grandparents.
• Father’s Day. St Martin’s Day – 9 November
• St Catherine’s Day.
Let the Pranksters in – 25 November
Preparing for St Catherine’s Day, traditions.
• Christmas program – 5–19 December
• Soil as Living Environment – January-May
Soil formation and development. Estonian soil map; soil profiles.
• Wool Ball, the Gold Ball – 13–15 April
Introduction of sheep and other animals that give wool in the exhibitions; wool-related works, knitting a scarf together.
• Many Faces of Potato –upon previous agreement
History of potato; ways of using it, varieties and nutritional value. Potato print on paper and fabric.
• Farmer’s spring – Plough into the Soil and Seeds into Gold – 8–9 May
Former ways of land cultivation. Planting potatoes.
• Honey Masters – 23–24 May
Life and activities of bees; tasting honey products.
• Fibre Days – 25–26 September
Learning about fibre plants; making string.
• Horse, Friend of the Farmer – by previous agreement
History of the horse, its importance in the life of people.
• Bread Week – 1–11 October
Harvest works, tasting freshly baked bread.
• Rye Bread on our Table – program for schools, upon previous agreement
History of bread, baking rye bread, harvest works. Tasting bread and butter.
• Rye bread baking workshop – by previous agreement
• White bread baking workshop – by previous agreement
Baking white bread with leaven.
By previous agreement
Medallion, key chains, butter knife, toy animals. Ladle and spoon workshop. Bowl or plate of single wood.
• Birch bark workshop
• Wooden furniture restoration workshop
• Preparing pole furniture
Making unique furniture of natural materials.
• Valentine’s Day gifts – 13 February
• Making birdhouses – 23 March, 23 April
• Preparing advent decorations – November
• School holidays in a workshop – 17–24 March, July, October
Thematic days – wool works, preparing toys, carpentry, weaving a band, blacksmithing, print techniques, talismans.
• Blacksmith programs – by previous agreement
Main blacksmithing techniques are studied. The participants receive a self-made item.
• Restoring metal items – by previous agreement
WORKSHOP – by previous agreement
• Winter Working with looms, warping a thread, weaving a fabric. Basics of knitting mittens.
• Spring Ethnographic laces. Felting techniques. Knitting a needle bag or belt pocket.
• Summer Dying with herbs. Authentic and stylised national costumes. Straw decorations.
• Autumn Toys made of natural materials.
Decorating clothes with flower embroidery. Gifts to gift bag.
• Young researchers’ conference – 21 November
• Manor conference.Landlords of Estonian descent.
• Partridge – Bird of the Year 2013 – 23 April
• Tree of the Year 2013 – May
• Magical Power of Herbs – 18 May
• Mart Salumaa’s Ironwork – 9 November
• Development of Agriculture and Rural Life in Estonia throughout the Centuries
• Apiculture in Estonia
• Exhibit grounds with unique agricultural machinery
• Golden Straw and Fascinating Birch Bark at Our Homes
Changes and additions to the program are possible.
Programs and workshops are with an entrance fee and are organized when booked in advance. More information is available on the museum website