New exhibition in the RMK Sagadi Forest Museum invites you on a forest journey

The new permanent exhibition Forest Journey is opened in the RMK Sagadi Forest Museum, allowing you to test your knowledge of Estonian forests as well as taking you on a playful journey through life in the forests.
According to the Manager of the Sagadi Forest Museum Ain Kütt, the life of Estonians has always been tied to the forest and the new exhibition shows the varied uses and importance of the forest in our identity. “The forest has influenced our sense of life, daily activities and economy for centuries,” said Kütt. “The new exhibition will provide a respectful view into the past but will also look toward a future of opportunities.” She hopes that the exhibition will provide excitement for children and adults alike.
For example, visitors will be able to see and feel for themselves how many things around us are related to wood and how that field is developing. The exhibition will also discuss the role of forests as alleviators of climate change and wood’s role in creating cosy living environments. The last topic is explored through virtual reality where visitors can take a quick trip with Tõnis Niinemets through wood houses from various eras – from the tipi to the modern cross-laminated timber house. Under the enthusiastic guidance of Tõnis Niinemets, you can learn to imitate animal noises and review nature etiquette.

The exhibition is divided into thematic areas spread over the two floors of the recently renovated Forest Museum. The first floor features a video room providing a graphical overview of the current state of Estonian forests and showing an experience clip inspired by the beauty of the forest.

The first floor of the Forest Museum is home to the museum shop, which offers a variety of products made out of wood and other natural resources. The lobby features a harvester simulator.

The exhibition Forest Journey is open daily from 10:00-16:00 in the RMK Sagadi Forest Museum. The Sagadi Forest Centre is also home to a nature school, hotel and restaurant and a manor house housing a museum.

The new exhibition is curated by Ain Kütt and Katre Ratassepp. The spacial solutions, design and exhibits were designed by OÜ Pult. The exhibition was constructed by OÜ Riksen.

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