The Suur Tõll icebreaker is at the quay of the Seaplane Harbour. This museum ship, Estonia’s oldest and most dignified, is one of the three steam-powered icebreakers from the early 20th century that have been preserved in the Baltic Sea region. The ship was built in 1914 in the German Vulcan-Werke AG shipyard in Poland.
Once among the world’s most powerful icebreakers, the 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.
On board the icebreaker you can visit the stately officers’ mess-room and the captain’s cabin, the crew’s rooms, an exhibition on the history of the icebreaker, the engine and boiler room, and see many more authentic and interesting exhibits!
The exhibition tells the Suur Tõll’s story through all the flags that she has flown over time. The events on board have, in a way, been a reflection of the Estonian state and her pivotal moments in the past century.
Events, seminars and other gatherings can be organised on board the Suur Tõll.
For further information and booking please call +372 6 200 550 (Mon–Fri 9–17) or e-mail email@example.com
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