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The year 2019 is a special one for Tallinn: six new museums and attractions have just been or are about to be opened! Among them are two international art centres, a high-tech fantasy world featuring centuries-old scientific achievements, and an observation wheel that towers over the entire city.

Large-scale renovation work is nearly completed at the historic Fat Margaret cannon tower, which houses a maritime museum. Also, the first Estonian community museum is about to open its doors.

Fotografiska

What do Stockholm, New York, London and Tallinn have in common? – The renowned Fotografiska museum of photography!

The Stockholm-born Fotografiska opened their Tallinn branch in the heart of the Telliskivi Creative City. The impressively curated and displayed exhibitions frequently change, featuring both hidden talents as well as international superstars. In addition to the exhibition spaces, the museum also includes a café, a shop and a restaurant that promotes sustainable food culture. The venue also hosts various parties and events.

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Kai Art Center

The freshly-opened Kai Art Center is located by the Tallinn Bay, in the Noblessner Seafront Quarter. The objective of the centre is to be a meeting place for artists, the public, and professionals working in culture. In addition to the open and airy exposition hall, Kai also has an auditorium, where you can see art films and documentaries. At the end of the year, their international residency programme will be up and running. Also, in the coming months, four different restaurants and bars will open their doors in Kai: Lore, a self-described Kalamaja community bistro; Kampaii, which offers authentic tastes of Tokyo; the hedonistic Kaif, and the cake studio Suhkruingel.

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Proto Invention Factory

The Proto Invention Factory brings together virtual reality, science and the world of fantasy. In the historic Noblessner foundry, centuries-old scientific achievements come to life with the help of VR glasses. The family-friendly invention factory is both entertaining as well as educating: thanks to the hands-on exhibits, you can explore physics and technology from an entirely new angle. And furthermore: do things that you might not dare to try in real life! The VR experience starts with a little instruction and is something anyone can manage.

Skywheel of Tallinn, Super Skypark and Skylab

T1 Mall of Tallinn is unique in Europe: the roof of the mall is home to Tallinn’s newest sightseeing destination, the Skywheel Ferris wheel. Twenty-seven weatherproof gondolas lift the visitors up to a height of 120 metres (394 ft) from the sea level. In addition to the wheel, on the top floor of T1, you will find a hands-on science centre Skylab and a play and trampoline park Skypark.

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