Industrial heritage tour in Western Estonia

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Industrial heritage shows the development of technology and working methods and conditions to understand the Estonian cultural heritage.
In the second half of the 19th century, different factories came into being – the textile and paper industry, vodka distilleries, breweries, and the machinery and metal industry. The construction of railway lines and water towers in 1860–1870 added momentum.
As the marine sector developed, a number of lighthouses were built to the seaside areas at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Mills and lime and tar furnaces developed as the education evolved.
The tour on industrial heritage in Western Estonia introduces the old industrial buildings, machines, and the skills for operating them. The tour is suitable for children and adults alike.

More information about industrial heritage in Estonia and Latvia you will find industrialheritage.travel

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  • 1

    Starting point

    Risti watertower from the Tsar era

    Historical buildings

    Jaama tänav 7, Risti alevik, Lääne-Nigula vald, Lääne maakond 90901

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  • 2
    Haapsalu Railway Station

    Historical buildings

    Raudtee tänav 2, Haapsalu linn, Haapsalu 90504

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  • 3
    Saxby lighthouse

    Lighthouses

    VORMSI TULEPAAK 596, Saxby küla, Vormsi vald, Lääne maakond 91311

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  • 4
    Long House of the Hiiumaa Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    Vabrikuväljak 8, Kärdla linn, Hiiumaa vald, Hiiu maakond 92411

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  • 5
    Ristna Lighthouse

    Lighthouses

    Ristna nina-ÜLEVAATAJA, Kalana küla, Hiiumaa vald, Hiiu maakond 92230

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    Kõpu lighthouse

    Lighthouses

    KÕPU MAJAKAS, Mägipe küla, Hiiumaa vald, Hiiu maakond 92233

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  • 7
    Tahkuna Lighthouse

    Lighthouses

    VIKTORI, Tahkuna küla, Hiiumaa vald, Hiiu maakond 92226

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  • 8
    Vaemla Wool Factory

    Museums & Galleries

    HIIUVILLA, Vaemla küla, Hiiumaa vald, Hiiu maakond 92137

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  • 9
    Angla Windmill Mount

    Historical buildings

    TUULIKU, Angla küla, Saaremaa vald, Saare maakond 94244

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  • 10
    Lümanda Lime Park

    Family Fun

    KOPLIMETSA PALVELA, Mõisaküla, Saaremaa vald, Saare maakond 93317

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  • 11
    Sõrve Lighthouse

    Lighthouses

    SÕRVE TULETORN 935, Sääre küla, Saaremaa vald, Saare maakond 93249

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  • 12
    Eemu Windmill

    Historical buildings

    Eemu talu-EEMU TUULIK, Linnuse küla, Muhu vald, Saare maakond 94727

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  • 13
    Kihnu lighthouse

    Lighthouses

    Pitkänä lauter, Rootsiküla, Kihnu vald, Pärnu maakond 88004

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  • 14
    Estonian Museum Railway at Lavassaare

    Museums & Galleries

    Ülejõe tänav 1, Lavassaare alev, Pärnu 87001

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  • 15
    Sindi Museum

    Museums & Galleries

    Pärnu maantee-26a, Sindi linn, Tori vald, Pärnu maakond 86703

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  • 16
    Estonian Peat Museum in Tootsi

    Museums & Galleries

    Tööstuse tänav 5, Tootsi alev, Põhja-Pärnumaa vald, Pärnu maakond 87501

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