The Seaplane Harbour’s century-old Seaplane Hangars accommodate one of Europe’s grandest maritime museums. The architecture of the building is unique: the hangars were the world’s first thin-shell concrete domes of such volume. The exhibition is exceptional: an authentic submarine Lembit from 1936, the 100-year-old icebreaker Suur Tõll, boats and yachts, a Short 184 seaplane and many more life-sized exhibits. In addition, the visitors can try the simulators, have a photo taken in costume, see the great aquarium, visit the cinema and much more. A large selection of maritime-themed souvenirs and gifts is available at the museum shop.
The café/restaurant MARU of the Maritime Museum offers a spectacular interior view of the entire museum. In the summer season, a 100-seat outdoor terrace is open. The menu, inspired by the cooking heritage of Nordic and Estonian coastal people, is characterised by pure flavours, simplicity and modernness.
The entire display of the museum is in the Estonian, Russian and English languages.
The outdoor area of the Seaplane Harbour features a functional harbour, the icebreaker Suur Tõll, ships and yachts, a superb view of the sea and the city, and a playground for children.
The Suur Tõll is a century-old icebreaker at the quay of the Seaplane Harbour in Tallinn. Once among the world’s most powerful icebreakers, this steamer has flown the flags of Imperial Russia, Finland, the Soviet Union and the Republic of Estonia under the names Tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich, Volynets, Wäinämöinen and Suur Tõll. She is the only steamship preserved in the Baltic countries from the pre-WW1 era and one of the three steam-powered icebreakers of the early 20th century that have survived on the Baltic Sea until today.
After a thorough renovation, the Suur Tõll icebreaker is open again. The unique ship offers excellent opportunities for holding various events, including seminars or motivation days.
The ship’s deck, the stately officers’ mess-room, the seminar room, an exhibition on the history of the icebreaker, the engine and boiler rooms plus much more await you.
Information and booking:
Liina Mets, email@example.com, telephone +372 52 91 392
Seaplane Harbour / Estonian Maritime Museum
Vesilennuki 6, Tallinn 10415, Estonia
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