Programmes

Information and booking: booking@meremuuseum.ee / tel: +372 6200 550 (Mon–Fri 9–17)

Suur Tõll: An Icebreaker’s Century: 45 min

This tour is for visitors interested in the history and construction of the icebreaker.

In 1914, the steam-powered icebreaker Tsar Mikhail Feodorovich arrived in Tallinn. She had been built in Stettin, Germany, specially for the Port of Tallinn and was, at that time, the most modern and technically advanced icebreaker in the entire world. Today, she bears the name Suur Tõll (after the mythological Estonian hero) and is the world’s largest steam-powered icebreaker preserved in her original form. A tour of the ship will unfold a grand officers’ mess, authentic steam engines and a rough boiler room. Fascinating stories will give us an insight into the ship’s exciting and convoluted history from her arrival in Tallinn and the anxious war years up to becoming a museum ship.

  • Maximum 20 persons in a group
  • Languages: Estonian / Russian / Finnish / English / German
  • Price of the tour: € 35 in Estonian / € 45 in another language
  • Ticket price (not included in the tour price): € 3 / € 5 per visitor; children up to 9 years of age admitted free of charge

Other terms

  • The tours can start on any hour or half-hour. The groups will assemble and meet the guide by the desk of the Seaplane Hangars.
  • Please come in time. If a group is late, the organiser will reserve the right to postpone the programme to the next hour or half-hour.
  • After the tour, the participants can also visit the icebreaker on their own.

Seaplane Harbour and the Suur Tõll: 90 min

This tour is for visitors interested in the history of the Seaplane Harbour as well as the Suur Tõll icebreaker.

We shall begin our visit from the surface world in the Seaplane Hangars, with stories from under the water, from the surface and from above the water. From there we shall move on to the Seaplane Harbour quay, accommodating the Suur Tõll, the world’s largest steam-powered icebreaker preserved in her original form. A tour of the ship will unfold a grand officers’ mess, authentic steam engines and a rough boiler room. Fascinating stories will give us an insight into the ship’s exciting and convoluted history from her arrival in Tallinn and the anxious war years up to becoming a museum ship.

The tour will take 45 minutes in the Seaplane Hangars and 40 minutes on board the Suur Tõll.

  • Maximum 20 persons in a group
  • Languages: Estonian / Russian / Finnish / English / German
  • Price of the tour: € 55 in Estonian / € 65 in another language
  • Ticket price (not included in the tour price): € 14 / € 7 per visitor; children aged 8 and under are admitted free of charge.

Other terms

  • The tours can start on any hour or half-hour. The groups will assemble and meet the guide by the desk of the Seaplane Hangars.
  • Please come in time. If a group is late, the organiser will reserve the right to postpone the programme to the next hour or half-hour.
  • After the tour, the participants can also visit the icebreaker on their own.

Information and booking: booking@meremuuseum.ee / tel: +372 6200 550 (Mon–Fri 9–17)

News

We also welcome you on the Day of Restoration of Independence

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.

18. August

One of the biggest cogs in Europe is now at the Estonian Maritime Museum

Last night, on 7–8 July, the second half of the Lootsi cog arrived at the Seaplane Harbour – the stern part and another middle part. The Estonian Maritime Museum will now commence work to display one of Europe’s largest ship wrecks in all its glory.

08. July

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Bookings:+372 6200 550 (Mon–Fri 9–17), except on national holidays
booking@meremuuseum.ee
Vesilennuki tee 6, Tallinn

Open Tue–Sun 10–18. Closed on Mondays

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