2010 marked the launch of Road Time, a new and one of a kind open air exhibition environment of the Road Museum.
This exhibition brought some unexpected architecture to the fields of Southern Estonia. Road Time, which takes up about 1.5 hectares, consists of two parts. In the exhibition area there is a historical road space, various road signs and vehicles representing different eras. The recrational area has a track of skill, a traffic town and a playground. The two areas are linked by the oldest steel bridge in Estonia, dating back to 1884.
Road Time meanders in time and space; it is inhabited by vehicles from the past and the future. It consists of six different types of roads: swamp road, dirt road, gravel and cobblestone road, as well as blacktop and asphalt concrete. All parts represent different time periods and corners of Estonia or Old Livonia, including respective landscaping and road signs. A great example here is the swamp road, based on a 4th century swamp road found and excavated from Tuhala, or the section of old Otepää road, used as a prototype for the cobblestone road.
In addition to introducing the history of traffic and roads, the outdoor exhibition environment provides opportunities for traffic education and recreation.
Awards granted to Road Time:
The Concrete Building of the Year special prize by the Estonian Concrete Association (2010)
Tourism Innovator award by Enterprise Estonia (2011)
The title of the most child-friendly museum in Estonia by Pere ja Kodu magazine (Family and Home) (2012)
The exhibition environment Road Time was created with support from the European Regional Development Fund.
NB! Road Time is open from May to October, unless booked in advance for groups.