Temporary Exhibition

30th anniversary of the Baltic Way: One history, two million stories


This exhibition is a moving experience showcasing the human chain that stretched, unbroken, for 600 km from Tallinn via Rīga to Vilnius on 23 August 1989. Based on the stories of ordinary people who took part, the exhibition employs a landscape of sound and memory to take visitors on a thought-provoking historical journey that speaks of a yearning for freedom. Taking place in a hitherto undiscovered cultural corridor that stretches for 50 metres through Telliskivi Creative City, the exhibition recreates the events of that day in Estonia in chronological order and tells stories of people summoning up courage and taking the reins of responsibility for their own freedom.

The exhibition will be open from 12:00-18:00 every day until the end of November. 

You can listen to the audio stories from the exhibition here.


‘Baltic Way 30: One History, Two Million Stories’ has been created by the Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom in cooperation with the Government Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture.

Tell us your Baltic Way story!

What were you doing while the Baltic Way was taking place? If you have a story to tell about the event or would like to donate an item related to it, e-mail the Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom at info@vabamu.ee. All materials will be recorded and preserved so that future generations can relive this turning point in the history of the Baltic States.

Book a school group visit to the Baltic Way exhibition or arrange a guided tour by e-mailing broneering@vabamu.ee.
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