WHERE SCIENCE MEETS FANTASY

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EXPLORE, INVENT AND DISCOVER

In the historic Noblessner Shipyard, where E. Nobel and A. Lessner built submarines in great secrecy, a true laboratory of invention will come to life with the help of virtual reality and scientific experiments. From the mid-19th to early 20th century, science developed at a breakneck pace – and now you can be a part of it! Can humanity learn to drive even faster, go further, dive deeper and fly higher?

You and your friends believe that natural forces can be imitated and used for the benefit of mankind – submarines, aviation engines, automobiles, peculiar bikes and scientific experiments ranging from electricity to photography truly fascinate you. Many suspect your lot is slightly frantic, but your unwavering faith in science will turn dreams into reality! Soon, electricity will replace candlelight, flying across oceans and diving into the deepest seas will become possible, and transportation will take you from destination A to B at hitherto unseen speed. This science fever brings us to October 2019, when the PROTO Invention Factory opens its doors to the public – explore, invent and discover science in a way you have never experienced before!

ADVENTURE IN VIRTUAL REALITY

Can you imagine a walk in the heart of the earth or on the bottom of the ocean? What about a ride with the world first car, steam train or hot air balloon? Virtual Reality is your gateway to the past and to marvelous world of fantasy! Put on virtual reality goggles, discover places where no human foot has stepped before and try out fantastic machines from the past. In PROTO with the help of this amazing technology, the complete environment will come to life!

EXPERIMENT WITH COOLEST INVENTIONS

Test your skills and courage and fly like a bird in a dizzying heights, compete with friends on cycling trail and glide with a rollerglider across the center! Hands-on exhibits allow you to experiment and understand physical phenomena from a completely new angle. It is playful and exciting. Explore the scientist in you!

ADVENTURE IN VIRTUAL REALITY

Can you imagine a walk in the heart of the earth or on the bottom of the ocean? What about a ride with the world first car, steam train or hot air balloon? Virtual Reality is your gateway to the past and to marvelous world of fantasy! Put on virtual reality goggles, discover places where no human foot has stepped before and try out fantastic machines from the past. In PROTO with the help of this amazing technology, the complete environment will come to life!

EXPERIMENT WITH COOLEST INVENTIONS

Test your skills and courage and fly like a bird in a dizzying heights, compete with friends on cycling trail and glide with a rollerglider across the center! Hands-on exhibits allow you to experiment and understand physical phenomena from a completely new angle. It is playful and exciting. Explore the scientist in you!

NOBLESSNER

The history of the Noblessner shipyard goes back to 1912, when two Saint Petersburg businessmen – Europe’s foremost oil tycoon Emanuel Nobel and the owner of Lessner machine works Arthur Lessner – built Tsarist Russia’s most important submarine factory. Combining the surnames of the two men, the shipyard was named Noblessner.

The first meeting of the shareholders of the Noblessner shipyard was held on 8 January 1913 in the Saint Petersburg apartment of Emanuel Nobel. Shortly after, impressive limestone and concrete industrial buildings, including the Noblessner foundry, began to pop up on the site in Tallinn with astonishing speed. A total of 12 submarines would be built here between 1913 and 1917. Although the production of submarines ceased as Estonia gained its independence in 1918, ship repair and construction continued in the Noblessner area until August 2018. Today, Noblessner has been transformed into a quayside community, open to the public and the sea. It has historical industrial buildings, a seafront promenade, marina and newly developed residential and commercial spaces. Noblessner means cultural events, business, creativity, homes and maritime culture.

 

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ABOUT ESTONIA

Estonia is a beautiful place of natural beauty and steeped in colourful history. It’s located in northeastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Latvia and Russia. Estonia, and its capital Tallinn is a short trip away from Helsinki, Finland – 80 km by ferry or 30 minutes by plane.

Estonia can be accessed via land, air or by sea. You can fly direct to Tallinn from most major cities in Europe. Connecting at some of the major airports in Europe you can get to Tallinn from anywhere in the world. Information about airlines, schedules and customs is also available on the homepage of Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport.

Tallink ferries depart daily to Tallinn from Helsinki and Stockholm.

Lux Express buses connect Tallinn to Moscow, St.Petersburg, Riga, Vilnius, Minsk, Budapest, Vienna and Berlin.

Read more about what to see and do in Estonia at visitestonia.com

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Peetri 10

10411 Tallinn 

 

Mari Kareda

Marketing manager

+372 506 7012

mari@protofactory.ee

 

Karina Selistemägi

Customer Relations Manager

+ 372 5661 7798

karina@protofactory.ee

 

The aim of this international family tourism center is to develop both domestic and foreign tourism and to raise the awareness of Estonia as a tourist destination in foreign markets.

The project is financed by European Regional Development Fund with a value of 2,4 million euros.

 

The aim of this international family tourism center is to develop both domestic and foreign tourism and to raise the awareness of Estonia as a tourist destination in foreign markets.

The project is financed by European Regional Development Fund with a value of 2,4 million euros.