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- The Rapla River is simply the cutest little river I've found wandering through a small quiet town. This promenade extends back beside the church to a platform over looking the river. It goes much further the other direction back behind the hospital, beside some small Rapids and twists and turns. It's an adorable place for picnics, strolls, reading a book or meeting a friendWritten 7 July 2015This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Walking by the river, just sitting on a bench and admiring the view to the river and also to the bridge, that is a really great thing to do. Even if you're busy and on your way to some other place, if you happen to pass through Rapla, just take a moment and enjoy it.Written 21 May 2015This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Good place to visit but not that much to see or do. Piece of history and must see if in the area or driving by. I recommend to learn little bit about the place before visiting, it gives more perspective.Written 6 January 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Interesting renovated building.
Sometimes is open on the weekends.
Blends well into the surroundings.
Located on the Kohila main entrance road,
when you drive from Tallinn or Rapla.
Opposite side of the road located Hepa petrol station
with tasty coffee shop. Nice building in small village.Written 13 October 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - with difficulty as there are two steps and numerous doorsills between the 6 rooms of the first museum building.
Open May 1-Oct 15 Wed-Fri 11.00-18.00; Sat 11.00-15.00 Sun-Tues Closed.
Entry fee €2.50
There are three buildings forming the Glass complex in Järvakandi. Two are for the Glass Museum. One is the Glass Blowing Studio. Each of the operations has its own website.
Opening months are the same for both operations.
The exhibition displays in the Museum are bilingual Estonian/English.
The sand in the Järvakandi locale is ideal for glass making. A glass factory in one form or another has been in the town since the beginning of the C19th, making Järvakandi one of Rapla's more prosperous 'in-the-middle-of-nowhere' townships.
The exhibition combines videos of glass production with pieces of antique machinery from the local factory, examples of glassware produced throughout the Soviet period and of particular interest a small display of the interior of a glass-workers 1880s cottage.
A small aural do-it-yourself display show (but does not explain) the difference in sound that cut lead-crystal glass makes when hit with a utensil and the sound modern molded glass makes.
If you have ever wondered how plate glass for window panes was made before the industrial revolution go to this museum.
The second building of the museum is given over to exhibits of glass bottle production.
Ticket-holders (i.e. visitors to the Museum) receive a substantial discount when buying food and drink at Club Cinema (a multi-purpose entertainment venue) in the adjoining building. The food at Club Cinema is 'home-cooking' Estonia cuisine with home-cooking prices.
English visitors are advised to try the saivorm piimaga - a bread-and-butter pudding served cold with milk. SCRUMPTIOUS!
As Järvakandi is 87 km south of Tallinn (Estonia's all year round capital) and 58km northeast of Pärnu (the summer capital), the best plan for visiting this attraction is to stop on the way to either city from the other and visit both attractions and eat at the Club Cinema.Written 24 June 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - YES
Entry fee €0
Järvakandi is 87.5km due south of Tallinn (2 hours by car), 58km north-east of Pärnu, Estonia's summer capital, and by the glass blower's admission 'in the middle of nowhere'.
The local sand is particularly suitable for making glass and a glass factory, in one form or another, has existed in Järvakandi for more than 100 years and has been and is the main employer in the town and pillar of the economy. There is an international demand for Jarvakandi glass. The town, as a result, has a more prosperous appearance than many other of the county's small towns.
The Glass Studio is one of 3 wooden buildings that form the Glass Museum and Studio complex.
The Glass Studio is open from March to October.
The spectator's area is too small to accommodate groups of more than 6-10 people.
Eero Vaikre - the glass blower - produces glass predominantly for the tourists visiting Tallinn via cruise-ships (passengers do not have to worry about luggage weight restrictions). Prices of Eero Vaikre's glass ornaments in the Glass Studio are much lower than in Tallinn's shops.
Visitors can by prior arrangement have lessons in hands-on glass blowing.Written 24 June 2017This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Definitely not worth special drive there, but once in the neighbourhood, a small stop is OK. Suggest to visit when You can pick berries or mushrooms or want to hike in the forest. Careful climbing on top.Written 25 July 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Food is not far (next door),it was comfortable to order some delicious meals, wifi and walls full of history. Raimond Valgre was a composer, his melodies are still heart warming and adored by people. To have a seminar there was an excellent idea. Positive aura and environment enhanced the great result of our seminar.Written 20 March 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The description of the landmark tells about the details worth seeing. In summer the elderly ladies show you inside. The sound of the organ is unforgettable. In winter the church is cold, although a lot of amazing concerts take place (esp. at Christmas), people know and put on some more clothes. In December choirs perform there and the repertoire is a wonderful addition to the interior and cheers your mind and ears. One of the oldest items is a wooden cross on the wall. Have a look and think of 14 century...
A really lovely place to see.Written 3 January 2016This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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