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Vao Tower-Fortress

Address: 22, Vao küla, Väike-Maarja vald, Lääne-Viru maakond | Show on map
Telephone: (+372) 326 1625
Website: http://www.v-maarja.ee/muuseum External link
E-mail: muuseum@v-maarja.ee
Method of payment: Cash

The tower-fortress was built in the second half of the 14th century of local limestone. In 1986, the fortress was restored under the leadership of Vao sovkhoz. Exhibition on the I floor introduces the history of Vao Tower-Fortress and Manor, and the surrounding villages. The II floor is a medieval dwelling that includes the washing area (place for washing hands), and dansker (dry toilet). The current furnishing imitates the pristine appearance of the room. The windows are of beautiful stained glass. The staircase in the wall leading to the cellar adds mysticism to the place. The III floor is enlivened by paintings created by the artist E.Veermäe which depict people in medieval clothing.

Times and prices


Wednesday–saturday: 12:00 - 18:00
Monday–tuesday, sunday: closed
Adult: from 2 €
Child: from 1 €
Pensioner: from 1 €
School student: from 1 €


Is open advance bookings only

Adult: from 2 €
Child: from 1 €
Pensioner: from 1 €
School student: from 1 €

Exact price to be clarified by service provider.


  • Exhibition
  • Viewing platform

Additional services

  • Guide service available


Seminar and conference rooms