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Abandoned Locations: Kreenholm Textile Factory, Narva, Estonia

Written on May 15, 2018

Kreenholm Textile Factory

Kreenholm Textile Factory is an abandoned 19th century red brick factory complex built in the English style. It is located on an island in the Narva River, the border between Estonia and Russia. A town within a town, the complex once included a factory, a hospital, workers’ barracks, directors’ houses, and Kreenholm Park. The location offers guided tours on Sundays. Kreenholm Textile Factory is also available for film and photography shoots. There is talk of converting Kreenholm into a shopping mall, so global productions ought to consider filming at this unique abandoned location before it’s gone.

As well as being known for the Kreenholm Textile Factory, the city of Narva is also known for the castle of Order of Germanic knights and the Russian fortress of Ivangorod, which sit across the Narva River from each other. The city also has many grey Stalinist buildings if that’s what your shoot is looking for. Even though Narva is in the European Union, most of the population are ethnically Russian.

Estonia Fixers, Producers and Camera Crews

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is the largest major film production centre where crew and equipment are based, a 3 hour drive away from Narva.

If you’re looking to shoot a TV commercial, stills campaign, online content, corporate videos, virtual reality 360 content, or aerial footage in Estonia, contact us for local fixer, service producer, director, DoP, videographer, cameraman or photographer recommendations.

Location images source: Visit Estonia.