Everyone has the right of way | Maanteemuuseum

OPEN Tue-Sun 10-18

The museum is open Tue-Fri 10.00 - 18.00.

Use the diverting road signs to come to the museum!

Everyone has the right of way

At the Varbuse postal station exhibition, we learn more about the roads in Estonian and will place them on a timeline.

Target group: older kindergarten age group, students of basic schools and secondary schools

Duration: 60–90 min

We will also learn about the kinds of goods transported with barges and how travellers crossed the river. We will watch a film about the history of road construction and calculate the differences of a verst, mile and kilometre. We will learn about the historical network of postal stations in Estonia by playing the game “Across Estonia in a post coach”. We will also learn about the pros and cons of the horse era, and discuss how and where Estonians used to travel.

Topics covered:

  • Winter roads – sleigh rides in the snow
  • Hanseatic trade – transporting goods on barges
  • Can’t cross the Emajõgi river, build a bridge!
  • The muddy era of road construction obligation
  • Postal stations – gas stations of the olden times
  • Horse era
  • Train rides save you time
  • Estonians on wheels
  • A window opens to the world


Programme fee 4€ for preschool and 6€ for students (includes entry ticket).

Additional information:

Neidi Ulst
Tel: +372 511 7440
E-mail: neidi.ulst@transpordiamet.ee

Kerle Kadak
Programme Manager
Tel: +372 5330 2641
E-mail: kerle.kadak@transpordiamet.ee