Taking a journey in Ajakeskus visitors can, with the help of an elevator disguised as time machine, have an overview of Estonian history, starting with underground ancient times, moving through the era of the Order, the era of Kings, the era of Czars, the era of the First Republic, the era of occupations and finish on the two top floors of Ajakeskus made to remind us our re-independence time and the present.
Ajakeskus' visitors can travel through time by themselves with the help of Ajakeskus legend full of directions for a memorable journey.
Here you will find out what was Estonian Nokia in the ancient times, how Estonia became part of Europe for the first time and much more. In addition you can meet full-equipped Estonian viking and his maid, help the blacksmith pound iron, summon a lightning bolt using a shaman's dance and singing for the rest of the journey to be successful.
Ajakeskus offers guides in Estonian, Russian, German, English, Italian, French and Lithuanian. We give our best to have even more languages here!
Authors of Ajakeskus
The author of Ajakeskus' conception and the coordinator of implementation: Georgi Särekanno
- interior decoration by OÜ Kivi & Kivi
- main artist: Kalju Kivi
- portraits: Sergei Minin
- stained glasses: Kersti Siitan, Madli Viires
- wall paintings: Viktor Tašlõkov
- wall paintings and calligraphy: Jaanika Kabral
- calligraphy: Merike Pikkor
- wooden furniture, signs and some wooden constructions: Ott Olesk, Raivo Perandi
- building interior design: Jaak Salmar, Einar Tubli, Ivar Saan
- maquettes of the tower: Ivar Männa, Järvamaa Muuseum
- printing and mounting some decorations: OÜ KÜ Kujundus, Kristjan Männa
- old photographs used in interior design: Rene Viljat
Video- and sound programs made by OÜ Ruudu Produtsendid
- producer: Kaupo Karelson
- director, composer: Jaanus Nõgisto
- script writer: Peep Pedmanson
- artist: Silver Vahtre
performers in video- and sound programs: Marko Matvere, Ott Sepp, Mart Sander, Urmas Sisask, Tanel Padar.
All the names have been brought out in the video program on the 8th floor of Ajakeskus.
Historical costumes were made by the artists of OÜ Tige Tikker: Katrin Koch-Maasing ja Jana Ratas
Historical ironwork was made by the blacksmith of OÜ Nirks: Edvards Puciriuss
Interactive exponates were made by FIE Are Baumer