The museum is an interactive study environment and a great alternative to a regular school-day. We offer diverse educational activities, with a focus on play and handicraft, to kindergarten -and school-aged children. Time will fly by studying and gaining new knowledge in our exhibitions and river-park. Groups, having travelled long distances, have the opportunity to organise picnics in the greenery. Our most popular activities are events from the Estonian folk calendar, a talk introducing the everyday work of the museum and a summer camp for children that takes place in town. Furthermore, our traditional Estonian rye-bread making lesson has gained huge popularity, and takes place every year in October for two weeks.
All our educational programmes are in Estonian.
For adults, we can offer subject days and seminars as well as temporary exhibitions. In the past, there has been a huge interest in the events taking place during the park celebration week. The older generation is encouraged to visit our museum for its Kulbi Club gatherings – it is a 2-hour-long meeting at midday that combines networking and sharing memories. The name of the society comes from a local well-known photographer called Gustav Kulp. The society has been a great help to the museum in interpreting our photography collection. Members can bring in their own personal photos to have them interpreted by the museum and other club members.
Harju County Museum is organising handicraft trainings in partnership with the Estonian Folk Art and Craft Union. We arrange at least biannual handicraft trainings on a national level. Due to the topic of our exhibitions, we are able to offer numerous activities in handicraft. The museum organises a traditional St. Andrew´s Day market on the last Saturday of November, offering unique and tasteful produce that can be bought directly from the local artisans, artists and independent traders.
Find more information from the museum´s website in estonian: Haridus and Ürituste arhiiv www.hmk.ee