The Estonian Maritime Museum’s collections were established years before the museum was officially registered and opened in 1935. Since then, except in 1940−1959, the museum has been collecting maritime-related material in the form of objects, photographs, documents, drawings, charts, books, etc. The museum’s collections grow by means of gathering actions, donations and purchases.
There are approximately 90,000 items in the Maritime Museum’s collections.
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.
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.