Industrial heritage of Kopli peninsula

Duration: 2–3 hours
Language: English, Finnish, Russian
Group size: max 30
Transport: bus or bicycle

The rapid growth of Tallinn as an industrial town began with the building of the railway in 1870. There were several large textile factories, a railway, metal industry and three shipbuilding companies. The heart of Tallinn’s industry is situated in Kopli peninsula on a 5 km long, relatively narrow stripe of land. In addition to a dozen industrial complexes and factories, the area also included residential quarters, schools, kindergartens, shops and churches.

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Kopli community centre. Elmar Lohk, 1936–1937. Photo from book “20 Years of Architecture in Estonia”, 1939

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Baltic Cotton Manufactory industrial complex. Rudolf Otto von Knüppfer, 1899–1900. Photo MEA

    Opening times:
    Tue – Sun 11 a.m – 6 p.m
    Mon closed
    NB! The museum is open until 3 pm on June 22, closed on June 23 and 24!

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