The Museum Ships

SUUR TÕLL
The steam-powered icebreaker Suur Tõll is moored at the quay in the Seaplane Harbour. The oldest and most dignified Estonian museum ship is one of the three steam-powered icebreakers from the early 20th century surviving on the Baltic Sea.
On board you can see the stately officers’ mess-room and captain’s cabin, crew’s quarters, an exhibition about the icebreaker’s history, the engine and boiler room, and much more. Authentic and interesting!
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THE COG
In summer 2015, the remains of a wooden ship were discovered in Tallinn during construction work. The wreck was temporarily named as the Tivoli Cog. A cog was a type of ship, well known in medieval Northern Europe, used for commercial or military purposes. Such ships were big-bellied, had a large cargo hold and in most cases just one mast and one big square sail.
The ship uncovered in Tallinn is approximately 18 metres long, has a flat bottom and was used as a cargo ship in trade with other Hanseatic towns. A number of well-preserved objects were discovered with the ship: leather footwear, axes with preserved wooden handles, remains of textiles, a bag with balls of yarn, a quern used for grinding grain, ceramics, etc. The objects found in the ship are unusually well preserved and their position inside the ship can serve as a basis for describing one-time life on board. This is one of the best-preserved medieval ships, providing us information about old-time navigation and shipbuilding that is available from no other sources.
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News

The renovation project of Fat Margaret received support from Enterprise Estonia

Enterprise Estonia (EAS) announced supporting the application of the Estonian Maritime Museum for adding a family-centred attraction to the building complex of Fat Margaret.

11. May

Anniversary postmark of the research vessel Mare

The postmark commemorating 50 years since the construction of the research vessel Mare of the Estonian Maritime Museum will be issued on 5 April.

05. April

Exhibition on 100 ships of Estonia

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.

20. March

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+372 6 200 550
info@meremuuseum.ee
Vesilennuki 6, Tallinn

Lennusadam 10.00–19.00 (Mon-Sun);

Paks Margareeta CLOSED FOR RENOVATION. REOPENING 2019 AUTUMN

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