We present to you a series of short video sketches that will introduce you to the historical pearl of Tallinn – House of Peter the Great Museum. The museum is located in Kadriorg Park, created by Peter the Great for his beloved wife Catherine I. Peter was in Tallinn 11 times and stayed in this house, from which the history of the whole park began.
Use these videos in online history lessons for schools. Reinforce what you have learned with questions. Come in and take a closer look at the exhibits in a virtual museum.
Questions for the video:
- What are bastions and how is their construction related to Kadriorg Park?
- Who was the first owner of the house?
- What was the palace supposed to look like in the Baroque era? Can Peter’s house be called a palace?
- When did the house get its current look?
- How is a stand of regulations (zertsalo) similar to a mirror?
- Where was the zertsalo usually installed and why?
- What was the name of Tallinn 300 years ago?
- How did the wind compass work?
- What is encrypted in the name of the SECRETARY cabinet?
- Who used a secret box and for what purpose?
- Why are the Museum’s guests primarily eager to see Catherine’s bed?
- What was the canopy used for?
HOUSE OF PETER THE GREAT. PART 1
HOUSE OF PETER THE GREAT. PART 2