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
The exhibition will be open from 11:00-20:00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.