WHERE SCIENCE MEETS FANTASY

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EXPLORE, INVENT AND DISCOVER

The PROTO invention factory offers a new and unique experience unlike anywhere else in Europe. From October 2019, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in an interactive fantasy world. You will get to experience the great scientific discoveries of past centuries – unique prototypes brought to life by cutting-edge 21st-century technology. Brimming with absorbing and educational activities for older and younger visitors alike, PROTO awaits explorers and adventurers from all over the world – beside the sea in North Tallinn, only 500 metres from the famous Seaplane Harbour.

PROTO invention factory will be open from 19 October 2019.

Experience fantasy world with VR goggles

You’ll be moving around in a virtual reality, seeing 360 degrees around yourself and deciding what to do next. The VR experience begins with a short instruction and is accessible for everyone.

Discover technological miracles through hands-on exhibits

Discover technological miracles through hands-on exhibits.

Educational clubs and programmes

We enable your school to bring some variation and excitement to your regular classes. A kids science club is also active at PROTO.

New exciting rooms for lively events

Whatever your event format, Noblessner foundry is probably perfect for it. There’s a unique atmosphere everywhere here – starting from the two conference rooms to the 650 m2 event hall. The exhibition hall with its unique artefacts is also a fresh idea for organising events.

Children’s area

Your little one will be entertained here by our ball track, a workshop for cogwheel assembly experiments, jigsaw puzzles and other stuff big and small, clever and educational.

Cozy café

All tired and hungry inventors are welcome to the  PROTO  café . The self catering café offers a varied and healthy street food for any tastes.

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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info@protofactory.ee

Address:

Peetri 10

10411 Tallinn 

Estonia

 

 

 

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.