‘A Seaful of Excitement’, the permanent exhibition
On 11 May 2012, we opened a new exhibition in the historical Seaplane Hangar of the Seaplane Harbour. This three-level world (the underwater, surface and air levels) is meant for the entire family and contains numerous interesting exhibits. The ‘stars’ of the exhibition are the Lembit submarine, a Short 184 seaplane and the Maasilinn ship, one of Estonia’s oldest ship wrecks. Also on display are sail boats, ice boats, historical vessels, a large selection of naval mines and other naval equipment.
In addition to the exhibits there are interactive games, a cinema, a museum shop and Café/Restaurant MARU awaiting you. Outdoors you can visit the steam-powered icebreaker Suur Tõll, other museum ships on the quay (in summer), the children’s playground or just walk by the sea.
Besides the permanent exhibitions, there is almost always a seasonal exhibition in both of our buildings.
See also our seasonal exhibition in the Seaplane Harbour, ‘Vikings: Life Beyond the Legend’.
Further information here!
The exhibition ‘100 years on water. The ships of Estonia 1918–2018’ was opened in the Seaplane Harbour. It introduces 100 ships that played an important role in the history of Estonia, including sailing ships, steamers, warships, passenger ships, and cargo ships.
In the framework of the memorial conference “The Heritage in 21st Century Europe of the Crimes Committed by Communist Regimes” organized by the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Estonia in the framework of the Estonian Presidency in the Council of the European Union the exhibition “Communism in its Time” is to be opened in the Maritime Museum gunpowder magazine (Uus st. 37).
On 24 March 2017 we are going to open an exhibition about search and rescue titled “MAYDAY.MAYDAY.MAYDAY”. In the wee hours of 16 November one of the most important exhibits already arrived to our premises: the rescue helicopter MI-8.