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 is now opened

After easing the COVID-19 restrictions, the doors of the Fat Margaret Tower and the Seaplane Harbour of the Estonian Maritime Museum have been opened again in accordance with the applicable requirements. Both museum buildings will feature a new exhibition.

04. May

From March 1, the Maritime Museum is temporarily closed.

In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Estonian Maritime Museum’s Fat Margaret and Seaplane Harbour are temporarily closed since March 1. There is a playground in the outdoor area of the Seaplane Harbour, and museum ships can be viewed from the quay. The marina accepts ships. Café Maru, which is open on the second floor of the hangars, offers lunch on-site from Monday to Friday from 11 am to 2 pm and the possibility to order delivery to home or to the office. 

02. March

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

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