Tallinn Military Heritage

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

The preparations for World War I started long before it actually broke out. On the southern coast of Finland and northern coast of Estonia a maritime defence system – Peter the Great’s naval fortress – was built to protect St. Petersburg. In addition to the fortifications, on the narrow peninsula of Kopli in Tallinn, three ship building industries were established, where in addition to ships, submarines were built. The tour introduces a number of objects in the defence line, military industries and areas such as Noblessner and a Russian-Baltic Shipyard, a factory producing military arsenal, the Patarei sea fortress (later a prison) and the Seaplane hangar, which has won several awards for the creative restoration work.

Seaplane hangars (now the Estonian Maritime Museum). Christiani & Nielsen, 1917; exhibition KOKO architects, 2012. Photo Martin Siplane

Seaplane hangars (now the Estonian Maritime Museum). Christiani & Nielsen, 1917; exhibition KOKO architects, 2012. Photo Martin Siplane, MEA

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Seaplane hangars. Christiani & Nielsen Engineers, 1917. Photo from magazine The Builder, 30.01.1920

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Administration building of the Baltic Russian Shipyard. Alexander Dmitriyev, 1915. Photo MEA

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    Tue – Sun 11 a.m – 6 p.m
    Mon closed

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