Eiffel At Ristna Lighthouse
Eiffel At Ristna Lighthouse

Eiffel At Ristna Lighthouse

Interactive pop-up exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Ristna Lighthouse, from May 1 to October 31, 2024, at the Ristna Lighthouse

At the western tip of Hiiumaa on the Kõpu Peninsula stands the Ristna Lighthouse, still in use today. This year marks the 150th anniversary of its construction. In the often foggy Gulf of Finland, where it is not uncommon for sailors to face ice, it was decided in 1874 to erect a 27m high iron tower. This metal structure was manufactured in the workshop of the French engineer Eiffel, as a prelude to the famous Paris Tower completed fifteen years later. From May 1, at the foot of the lighthouse, it will be possible to discover a virtual model of the tower as it was when it was built, and in the lighthouse gallery to delve into its captivating history.

You are invited to the opening of the exhibition at the Ristna lighthouse on May 1st at 12 PM.

The Ristna Lighthouse research is part of the larger study led by architect Indrek Laos into historic metal lighthouses. To find out more about the Ristna lighthouse and support this research, visit the dedicated website.


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