Everyone has the right of way | Maanteemuuseum

OPEN Wed-Sun 11-18

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