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Porkuni Slate Museum

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Category Museums, Historical Attractions, Tourism objects
Location
Lossi 1, Porkuni küla, Tamsalu vald, Lääne-Virumaa, 46001
Coordinates 59.187500, 26.195557
GPS: 59° 11' 15" N, 26° 11' 44" E
Phone (+372) 329 3881
Mobile (+372) 514 4836
E-mail paemuuseum@tamsalu.ee
Website http://www.tamsalu.ee/paemuuseum/
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Porkuni Slate Museum tower was used as a sitting room of the school until 1991 when an exposition about the history of teaching deaf in Estonia was open. This was complemented by the slate exposition which was initiated by the former county governor M. Pomerants. Once slate was announced to be the national rock, the slate museum was open in the fortress tower. This happened thanks to the help of Tallinn geologists. Today you can gain knowledge of how slate was formed, different fossils and the use of slate. You will find out more about the reasons why this unique museum in Europe is located just here. Good to know: -An A-b-c book for rock can be explored, describing all Estonian rock types There's a shop selling slate items, possible to engrave on the item

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