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

The permanent exhibition of the Maritime Museum in the Seaplane Harbour is being renewed

The Seaplane Harbour will be closed from January to May 2024 to prepare an updated and fully engaging exhibition. The partners of the Estonian Maritime Museum in renewing the permanent exhibition of the Seaplane Harbour are KOKO architects and MOTOR.

28. October

VENEZIA – Queen of the Seas’ is open until 3 September: ‘Canaletto wanted to go home early’

The Estonian-Italian collaborative exhibition ‘VENEZIA – Queen of the Seas’ opened at the Seaplane Harbour on 25 March 2023 and was scheduled to be open until the beginning of January 2024. In the course of interim negotiations, it was agreed that the exhibition at the Seaplane Harbour will remain open until 3 September.

03. August

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Contact

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

Open Museum ships Suur Tõll and Valvas are open Fri-Sun from 10 am to 6 pm. The Seaplane Harbour hangar is closed until May 2024.

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