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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Museum is closed

Due to the state of emergency in the country the museum is closed until may, 1 2020, if not reconsidered sooner. All events during this time period are postponed or cancelled.

13. March

Maritime Museum organizes an international workshop

International workshop “Opportunities in digital exploration of medieval shipwrecks” will be held in Tallinn, Estonia on 22-23 April 2020. The workshop will be based on a recent find – a medieval cog, unearthed from Tallinn and currently exhibited at Fat Margaret. The aim of the workshop is to discuss, in a practical manner, the digital […]

11. March

Video installation of harbours is open in the Seaplane Harbour

On March 6, an exhibition “Time Flies over Harbours”, dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Estonian Maritime Museum, was opened in the Seaplane Harbour.

10. March

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