On February 23, 85 years will have passed since the official opening of the Estonian Maritime Museum on the Baikov Waterfront, which is now the Old City Harbor. The exhibition “Time flies over harbors,” which will open in March at the Seaplane Harbor, will be dedicated to the anniversary.
“The Maritime Museum was founded by a group of enterprising former sailors who began collecting items as early as in the 1920s,” said Urmas Dresen, Head of the Maritime Museum. “Many of these items are still in the collections of the Maritime Museum, despite the twists and turns of history. The collection has been consistent, and along with the harbors and the coastal people, seafarers continue to play an important role in providing objects for our collections,” said Dresen.
From March 7th, a video presentation “Time flies over harbors” will be opened at the Seaplane Harbor, which will make an overflight of the ten harbors on the North Shore, from their past to the present day. The harbors to be portrayed include Pirita, Russian-Baltic, Noblessner, Bekker and Loksa harbors, Kalasadam harbor, Miinisadam harbor, Paldiski northern harbor, and the Maritime Museum’s birthplace, Old Harbor and one of today’s venues the Seaplane Harbor.
The Maritime Museum invites all small and large port locations across Estonia to send a greeting from their port in the form of a picture or video by March 8 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Greetings will be posted on the Seaplane Harbor Marina Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/553012455559910/
Today, the Estonian Maritime Museum employs nearly 100 people instead of the former one person, and the thousand museum objects have become nearly 100,000. Ten museum ships and a harbor have been added. Two new permanent exhibitions have been opened and Fat Margaret has been reopened after an extensive renovation. The renovation of the Seaplane Harbor has been awarded the Europa Nostra Grand Prix, the European Union’s highest cultural heritage prize. In 2019, when Fat Margaret was mostly closed for renovation, the Estonian Maritime Museum had a total of 236,708 visitors.
More about the history of the museum: https://meremuuseum.ee/en/museum-history/
Due to the state of emergency in the country the museum is closed until may, 1 2020, if not reconsidered sooner. All events during this time period are postponed or cancelled.
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On March 6, an exhibition “Time Flies over Harbours”, dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Estonian Maritime Museum, was opened in the Seaplane Harbour.