The Estonian Maritime Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve and research the diverse and multifarious material about Estonia’s maritime history and culture, and present it to the general public.
We aim our activities at increasing people’s knowledge about, respect for and love of the sea.
We want to carry on meeting the modern expectations and needs as a memory institution that in addition to collecting, preserving and researching Estonia’s cultural heritage also contributes to education and offers impressions to domestic and foreign guests, thereby highlighting Estonia as a destination of culture tourism.
In April 2017, the Estonian Maritime Museum began to operate as a foundation and be the leading museum in the maritime field.
Our next major investments will be in renewing the Fat Margaret exhibition, which dates from 1981, and renovating the staff building and quay of the Seaplane Harbour.
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).
The Seaplane Harbour is renewing itself. between 30 January 2017 and 27 February 2017.
The Fat Margaret artillery tower will remain open!
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.