Submarine EML Lembit, launched in 1936, was the pride of the Estonian Navy. Lembit was the peak of submarine warfare of its time. Lembit and its sister ship Kalev are the only submarines in Estonian naval history thus far. Lembit survived both the Second World War and a long exile in Russia. Kalev, however, was lost during the war.
Lembit is one of the few surviving submarines from before the Second World War. Until 2011, it was also the oldest submarine still afloat at a total of 75 years. The museum exhibition was created after Lembit.
Take a virtual tour inside EML Lembit!
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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.
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.