Development of Barge Hall theme park

The development of the Barge Hall theme park and the construction of the new barge. 
Start and end of the project: 01.03.2022 - 31.10.2023

Brief description of the project:
The project will help launch Barge Hall as a theme park for a whole family, offering year-round participatory experiences, the likes of which are not found elsewhere in the Baltic States. Barge Hall introduces the world's unique ship type Peipsi Barge and other historical inland vessels, shows the real work of local masters in real shipbuilding, including the valorization of local renewable natural resources - wood. It also introduces real tools and heritage technologies, the history of inland waterways, natural and cultural heritage.

Purpose and outcome of the project:
As a result of the project, barge Hall will operate as an internationally renowned theme park all year round, where demonstration of the construction process of the two-mast barge will be central. Estonian inland shipping history and heritage technologies have also been supplemented with exposition and indoor and outdoor attractions for both children and adults. Visitors of Barge Hall are primarily ticketed individual visitors and families, as well as student groups, corporate clients and conference tourists from Estonia and abroad. The concept of the Barge Hall theme park is unique in the Baltic States, and the Emajõgi-Peipsi barge, which is being built in Barge Hall, is unique in the world, only characteristic type of ship for the Estonian Great Lakes.

Funded by: European Regional Development Fund
Estonia Tourism Sector Recovery Programme (2014-2020.15.3.1)
Amount of support: 178 080.21 eur
The project is funded as part of the European Union´s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

BUILDING OF THE NEW BARGE - Shipbuilding Hall can be visited on weekdays from 10 AM - 5 PM (or longer). Step in and support the masters!