Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour Museum
If you are looking to explore Estonia’s maritime past then head to Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour
. The harbour consists of a museum and a docking port with a huge icebreaker ship. Inside the museum, you can get up and close to a submarine, as well as many other cool maritime war machines.
Estonian Maritime treats
Being one of the largest museums in Estonia, this collection is extremely popular with locals and visitors. When you step inside the seaplane hangars, the first thing you will notice is the enormous British Lembit Submarine hanging from the ceiling. In the same space, you will also find the oldest recovered ship sunken in Estonian waters, the Maasilinn. There are cinema rooms, interactive exhibits and a kid’s corner, as well as a restaurant and café for when it is time for a bite to eat.
One you have finished seeing the collections in the hangars, go outside to the port and step onto the deck of the Suur Tõll Icebreaker ship. Built in 1914, it was one of the world’s most powerful icebreakers. Now it sits at the quay and is a museum ship for all to explore. See the officers’ mess room, the captain’s cabin, the boiler and engine rooms and many exhibitions while on board.
Tours and events
When travelling with the kids you can take advantage of the museum’s Family Sundays, where you will get a tour around the collections, a movie, games and more. There are also tours tailored to adults and business groups, seminars about important maritime issues and it is possible to hire out the venue for events. No matter why you are visiting Tallinn, the Seaplane Harbour is sure to entice you.
Just a short drive from the harbour and museum is the Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel, Tallinn. Book yourself a comfortable and perfectly located room at the hotel and enjoy great access to some of the city’s top attractions, as well as the old town.