City Museum’s open-air exhibition at the Tallinn Skywheel

Check out an open-air exhibition “Towers of Talllinn”, available on the platform of Tallinn’s newest  tourist magnet, the Skywheel of Tallinn!

On the glass walls of the platform you can see the exhibition of the towers that can be seen from the Ferris wheel: Tall Hermann, Kiek in de Kök, Dome Church, St Nicholas’ Church, Tallinn Town Hall, Church of the Holy Spirit, Oleviste Church, Fahle House, TV Tower, National Library, Swissôtel, Viru Hotel, SEB Bank building, Charles’ Church and Nevsky Cathedral. A brief overview of their history in both Estonian and English is attached to the drawings of these 16 architecturally significant highrise buildings.

Outdoor exhibit of the towers of Tallinn at the Skywheel

The modern panorama of Tallinn seen from the wheel can also be compared to the historical view of Tallinn dating back to 1656. To see this comparison firsthand, the 1656 view in copper engraving has been enlarged. The engraving originates from the travel book “Vermehrte Newe Beschreibung der Muscowitischen und Persischen Reise”. The book belongs to the collection of the Tallinn City Museum.

“One of the most important future development trends for the City Museum is to go outdoors, i.e. to be as visible as possible in the city space. The addition of any new tourist attraction is commendable, because most of the time different target groups are addressed. The Ferris wheel is undoubtedly an attraction that every Estonian wants to visit at least once in his/her lifetime. Working closely with the wheel’s team, it seemed sensible to provide the visitors, in addition to a great view, also a little insight of the architecture and history of our capital,” said Reti Meema, the development manager of the Tallinn City Museum.


Exhibition team: Johanna Rannula (illustrations), Reti Meema, Pia Ehasalu, Ando Pajus, Risto Paju.

Photos of the exhibition HERE (photos by Meeli Küttim)

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