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Valga Museum opened The exhibition “Fate of Railway Houses” of the Estonian Open Air Museum's Center for Rural Architecture, it marked the 150th anniversary of the Estonian Railway, and in 1870 the Paldiski – Tallinn – Tosno railway line began operating.

Wasty times for many railway buildings began in the late 1960s, when narrow-gauge railways began to be taken up in Estonia. Confusion deepened in the 1990s, when the need for railways was called into question. A large number of train station main buildings and other houses have been completely abandoned, a new application has been found for some of them, and some have been permanently lost.

However, a lot of old railway architecture has also been restored – in Tartu, Haapsalu, Keila and Aegviid. Most recently, the waiting pavilion of the nearby trains of the Baltic Station was restored and taken under heritage protection.

The author of the exhibition is Heiki Pärt.

Gallery name: Valga Muuseum

Address: Vabaduse 8, Valga

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11:00 - 18:00, Sat 10:00 - 15:00

Open: 04.06.2021 - 27.06.2021