Seaplane Harbour (Estonian Maritime Museum)

The most exciting European museum is located in the Seaplane Harbour, where the exhibition in the historical seaplane hangars tells you stories from under the water, on the water and above the water.

The dignified icebreaker Suur Tõll stands by the pier; in 2014, it celebrates its 100th birthday. The ship has been restored to its original exterior and interior state. Laevaköök, which serves dishes from a 100-year-old menu of the ship's crew, is open during the summer months.

There's a wonderful view overlooking the Port of Tallinn from the Seaplane Harbour. You can end your day on the outdoor terrace of café Maru or in the nautical-themed museum shop.


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  • CanadrianUK CanadrianUK

    Unexpected Surprise

    We visited the Seaplane Museum on the advice of our taxi driver, and only because we had wandered relatively close to it while exploring. We had expected to see some rusty plane floats and a few...

  • Pasha147 Pasha147

    A must if you come to Tallinn.

    Fantastic museum. If you are interested to see a real submarine etc, do not miss this museum. Plus, the building is great. Hard to believe it was built almost a undred years ago.

  • Tinde_K Tinde_K

    Just Wow

    I'm not particularly interested in ships or sailing, so I visited Seaplan Harbour only on Tripadvisor recommendations. And it blew my mind! The building is a proper 21st century museum, modern and...

Features and amenities


Vesilennuki tänav 6, Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa, Tallinn

Getting there

The Seaplane Harbour is located in Kalamaja, 15 minutes from the port and 20 minutes from the Old Town.
You can take bus No. 3 and trams no. 1 and 2 to the Linnahall bus stop.
On foot: take Pikk Street from the Old Town, pass the Fat Margaret and take the Culture Kilometre. From the port, head towards Linnahall and the Culture Kilometre. Take the Vana-Kalamaja Street from Balti Jaam and then turn to Küti Street. By car: drive to Linnahall, turn from Põhja Puistee to Suur-Patarei street and drive straight (but keep to the right). If you get completely lost, call us at +372 6200 550; we are happy to assist you!


  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car

Stops nearby

Bus: Kalamaja, Linnahall
Train: Balti jaam
Tram: Põhja pst
Trolleybus: Balti jaam


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