Postal boy | Maanteemuuseum

OPEN Fri-Sun 10-18

Postal boy

The museum lesson will provide an overview of travelling and the transfer of post in mid-19th century Estonia.

Target group:  1st–6th graders

Duration: 60–80 min

The children will learn about why and how people travelled during the horse era and they will get to compare it to travelling nowadays. A tour of the permanent exhibition, introducing postal matters and the history of the carriage of post, will be led by a guide in a costume. When visiting the Varbuse horse-post station complex, children will learn about the local way of life, employees of the postal station and their duties, as well as various horse-drawn vehicles.

The programme also includes peeking into the travel suitcases of various characters from children’s books and of travellers from different eras, and children are encouraged to guess the owners of the suitcases. The children will also play fun games related to travelling and life at the postal station, a photographer will take exciting photos with an old camera.

School children get to write and seal a letter with sealing wax to then send the letter to a friend. In order to start a journey from the postal station, all participants will receive a journey pass filled in with a goose quill.


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

Additional information:

Neidi Ulst
Tel: +372 511 7440

Kerle Kadak
Programme Manager
Tel: +372 5330 2641