PROTO Invention Factory Now Open in Tallinn


First educative virtual reality center is now open! In PROTO invention factory 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.

PROTO invention factory is situated in historic Noblessner foundry. 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.

Some of the fascinating exhibits to try out and discover are a hot air balloon with a few tricks, free-flying machine, a flying bicycle,  a self-driving cart, subterranean vehicle, racing cards with steam engines, steam train, a modern conveyor belt and deep sea exploration vessel. 

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