Permanent exhibition and Atla-Eeru Tavern
The permanent exhibition of the Mahtra Peasantry Museum can be seen in three rooms of the main house of the museum. The first room shows details about Mahtra War (1858). The second room shows details about the life of peasantry in 19th century. The visitor is taken to a common room of a farm house, to a granary and to a larder. The third room shows women’s handicraft and men’s tools. There is also a ’manor corner’, a small display which exhibits some aspects of life of the Baltic German nobility in 19th century.
The most valuable part of the museum is- Tavern – the only preserved peasant tavern building in the whole Estonia (built in 1811). , it is a typical of Estonia, furnished according to the age. Nowadays, the - Tavern is a good place for children’s activities. You can learn to bake bread in the large barn kiln, you can measure your the Christmas Goat (an ancient peasants’ Christmas practice) on the straw of the chamber floor, you can milk a „cow“... The museum offers this and many other interesting programmes.
kilometers from the museum lies the . Nearby there is also the , where the tragic final scene of the War took place.
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