13. August 2016 – 15. January 2017
On 13 August we will open the world class exhibition “Vikings: Life Beyond the Legend”, which after travelling through Europe and America, will now for the first time be presented beside the Baltic Sea at the Seaplane Harbour. The exhibition by the Swedish History Museum will bring to visitors a rich selection of Viking Age finds and tell tales about the culture and daily life of the Vikings that have until now been overshadowed by the legends.
The Viking weapons and booty displayed at the exhibition speak of bravery and conquest, but this is by no means the whole story of the Vikings. Advanced handicrafts, fine gold and silver jewellery, Arabic coins and skilfully forged weapons and tools speak of highly developed blacksmithing and close trade relations with neighbouring countries.
The exhibition consists of over 500 Viking Age finds. It includes original coins, weapons, household tools, talismans, bones and ship details that shed entirely new light on our knowledge of the Vikings, their trade, conquests, magic, beliefs and daily life.
In addition to real archaeological finds, the exhibition offers the joy of trial and discovery through exclusive copies and interactive exhibits, among which there is, naturally, the central symbol of the Viking Age – a life-size Viking longboat!
A Viking dressing game, ship-building and archaeological digging activities and many other features add even more fun for the visitor. This grand exhibition is enhanced by intriguing excursions, special group programmes and a Viking menu at the MARU café.
View the gallery of the exhibition HERE!
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The Estonian Maritime Museum will participate in this year’s national museum night on the evening of Saturday, May 20, with the Fat Margaret museum only. The Maritime Museum’s Seaplane Harbour closes its doors at the usual time at 19:00, and the Maritime Museum advises museum enthusiasts at night to head to Fat Margaret defense tower on the edge of Tallinn’s old town.
On the Day of Restoration of Independence, which is celebrated as a public holiday on 20 August, you are welcome to visit our museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Both at Fat Margaret and the Seaplane Harbour, you will find many memories of the restoration of Estonian independence, as well as of the efforts that preceded and followed it.
Bookings:+372 6200 550 (Mon–Fri 9–17), except on national holidays
Vesilennuki tee 6, Tallinn
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