The Seaplane Harbour’s story

The Seaplane Harbour accommodates one of Europe’s grandest maritime museums. You are invited to see the authentic submarine Lembit from the 1930s, the century-old steam-powered icebreaker Suur Tõll, a Short 184 seaplane replica, mines, cannons and many other life-sized exhibits. The museum and the Seaplane Hangar have been recognised with a number of awards: Estonia’s Most Tourist-Friendly Museum 2012, Europa Nostra Grand Prix 2013, Special Commendation from the European Museum of the Year 2014, and a number of others.

The Seaplane Harbour museum is a memorable experience for the whole family: lots of interesting reading, a voyage around the world in the Yellow Submarine, photos taken in naval uniforms, the big aquarium, the simulators and many more exciting activities.

There is plenty to do for everyone:

  • an opportunity to book thrilling tours in a number of languages;
  • the splendidly stocked museum shop and Café/Restaurant MARU;
  • a working harbour, boats and sailing ships, magnificent sea and city view, and a playground for children;
  • exciting programmes for children or adults;
  • the Hangar can be reserved for special evening events for up to 1500 persons!

Information and booking: +372 6200 550, booking@meremuuseum.ee

The Seaplane Harbour, including the Seaplane Hangar, was built to become part of Peter the Great’s naval fortress 100 years ago on orders from the Russian emperor Nicholas II. The architecture of the Hangar is remarkable, featuring the world’s first columnless thin-shell concrete domes of such volume. The building was used for seaplanes until the Second World War!

 

News

The Estonian Maritime Museum’s new exhibition at the Dock Museum (UK) celebrates the 85th anniversary of the launch of Estonian submarines Kalev and Lembit

The Estonian Maritime Museum’s new exhibition about the history of submarines Kalev and Lembit opens at the Dock Museum in Barrow-in-Furness in the UK. The two submarines were built 85 years ago at the former shipyard of Vickers-Armstrong Ltd and launched in Barrow-in-Furness on 7th July in 1936.

22. September

The Estonian Maritime Museum opened an exhibition of one of the world’s largest maritime tragedies

On the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Juminda, the Estonian Maritime Museum opened the exhibition in the Seaplane Harbor “Hell on the Baltic Sea. Juminda Maritime Tragedy 1941 “. The exhibition, based on the stories of people and ships, was completed in cooperation with award-winning creators from the Estonian film world. “The tragedies of […]

09. September

Older articles
Close map

Contact

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

Open Tue–Fri 10–17, Sat–Sun 10–19. Closed on Mondays

View map