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S 27. Apr 2024

“Made a washing machine out of beetroot” exhibition opening theme day

11:00 - 14:00

Kambja parish | Eesti Põllumajandusmuuseum

  • Exhibition/museum
  • Main programme
Ticket booth (on location) 5.5 - 15 €


“Made a washing machine out of beetroot" is an expression that dates to the Soviet era. At that time, people were incredibly inventive, with great craft skills. Back then, the do-it-yourself mentality was associated with scarcity, yet today, it's in fashion. In our culture of (over)consumption, people are into creating something with their own hands as opposed to always buying new things.

The exhibition focuses on the remarkably diverse creativity and skills that developed in the challenging conditions of the Soviet era. Inspired by this phenomenon, the theme day of the exhibition opening is full of discovery, exploration, and resourcefulness.

“Made a washing machine out of beetroot” is a part of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024 main programme.

If you want to grab a bite or need a place to stay, see what the Tartu 2024 hospitality network offers in the area:


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  • ENG
  • LAT
  • RUS


  • Partially accessible for people with reduced mobility
  • Partially accessible for the visually impaired
  • Partially accessible for the hearing impaired
  • Partially accessible for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Family friendly with a toddler
  • Visitors with well-behaved pets


SA Eesti Maaelumuuseumid/Eesti Põllumajandusmuuseum


Muuseumi 4, Ülenurme, Tartu maakond, Eesti

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