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Welcome to Virtual Museum of an Estonian Bicycle Museum !

illustratsioonThis online museum is administered by a non-government organisation (NGO) Estonian Bicycle Museum (in Estonian - MTÜ Eesti Jalgrattamuuseum). Estonian Bicycle Museum is established in the late 2010s by a group of enthusiasts interested in the history of bicycles in Estonia. The purpose of the museum is to value the history of a bicycle as a vehicle in Estonia and to create a physical bicycle museum here in Estonia at the future. This online museum is created in order to support and promote our material collections, and, in the absence of the physical museum, to replace it. With the support of Estonian LEADER programme, which is funded by European Union, we have completed the first stage of the online museum until May 2013.

We cover here mainly four following major topics:

  1. Historical bicycles (related to Estonia) from  our collections (before late 1980s).
  2. Historical bicycle photos (mainly pre-WWII) in Estonia.
  3. Short overview of a bicycle as a vehicle in Estonia (before late 1980s, i.e. until the end of Soviet era).
  4. The story of Estonian bicycle industry between 1890s and 1940s

Best wishes,

Valdo Praust (valdo@velomuseum.ee)

head of Estonia Bicycle Museum NGO

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