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.
On 11 July 2019, an Estonian sailboat, ‘Admiral Bellingshausen’, will set the sail from Kronstadt to Antarctica to celebrate 200 years from the discovery of Antarctica by the Russian admiral Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, who was born in Saaremaa. The next stops will take the vessel to Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Kaliningrad in Russia, Poland, and […]
Six museums in Tallinn established a joint Museum Gate in the cruise terminal to encourage foreign visitors to get to know Estonian culture.
An aquarium at the Seaplane Harbour now hosts the underwater photography exhibition ‘The Underwater World of Shipwrecks’ by Aire Eder. The aquarium exhibits 26 underwater photos of shipwrecks in Estonia, Norway, Cyprus, Croatia, and Egypt.