The Seaplane Harbour (Estonian: Lennusadam) is a maritime museum in Tallinn, Estonia, opened in spring 2012. The museum is part of the Estonian Maritime Museum.
The museum is located in the Tallinn aeroplane harbour in a building originally constructed as a hangar for seaplanes in the area of Peter the Great's Naval Fortress. The hall has an area of 8000 m2. The hall was put out of service during the Soviet era. Its renovation started in 2010. The renovation was funded 70% by the European Regional Development Fund and 30% by the Estonian state.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
Helen Kalde | Feb 21, 2018
I think it's the best museum in Tallinn. Have been there 3 times, but still enjoyable. Even though I'm not so interested of maritime history. The museum is really interactive, that's why it's so fun. Exhibition is interesting, but you can also visit a real submarine, play games, try some fun costumes etc. There are some ships outside that you can visit too (a minesweeper and an icebreaker for example). Museum with something for every age.:) This place is a must see!
Eivind Rindal | Jan 10, 2018
Very nice and modern museum with an exciting exhibition. It was really cool to enter the old museum ships in the harbour outside, especially the Icebreaker and the military ship. Everything was written in English, Russian, Finnish and Estonian. Inside there were a lot of different themes such as seal hunting, sailing, search and rescue operations, military equipment and of course the old submarine. We found the submarine and the simulators the most enjoyable. We expected to stay here 2 hours but we ended up staying twice as long. Remember to bring your student ID because they have a student discount.
James Salsbury | Nov 21, 2017
Absolutely amazing museum - interactive exhibits and information in multiple languages. Cafe was also tasty and reasonably priced. Definitely a highlight of our trip! Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in military history, especially since you can go inside a submarine! Behind the museum was an old icebreaker ship which you could visit and even go inside and down into the engine rooms.
Kamil K | Jan 23, 2018
Very nice and modern museum. Besides watching the submarine to witch you cancer in there are many interactive items. Great tour for children and parents. I really enjoyed looking how they reused old building to accommodate a museum in it.
Liina Ostumaa | Jan 4, 2018
Very interesting exhibitions and possibility to visit a real submarine. The ticket also includes a visit of ships outside. Has a lovely cafe and gift shop. Good parking possibilities. A must vist for every tourist in Tallinn.
Jayashree Sairam | Mar 30, 2018
Wonderful place for a family visit. Even adults become kids here and enjoy the interactive activities Reserve a day for this. There are different levels to the museum. Underwater, above water.... There are about 40 audio visual explanations in various languages about various exhibits, You can pilot a simulated ride in a real seaplane, You can fire a real anti aircraft guns ( on a screen ...moving Target), you can see the insides of a real sub in detail, You can draw a fish and colour and label it and see it swimming on a giant projection,. And much more.... You can see the inside of a real sub ....and much more....
Su Shaw | Mar 31, 2018
Very well thought out museum with lots of interactive displays. Great for kids and adults but be prepared to wait for some of the interactive exhibits such as the submarine simulator. A bit on the pricey side to get in but there are family tickets. Guide books in English and all the displays also have English explanations. Give yourself plenty of time here to get the most of it
Mart h | Mar 29, 2018
best museum i have ever been too! im from the United Kingdom came over for 5 days to see simple session 2018, we spent over 4 and a half hours there and could of been there a good 2 hours more! food and drink from the cafe inside is great so much to see its amazing also to get so close to history not many museums let you get so close. Worth every euro!
Guillaume Lehallier | Apr 29, 2018
Great museum to visit. Highly recommended. Not too boring with many things to touch, feel and explore. The safety area is specifically cool. Of course the submarine is one of the best place of the visit. The building itself is really cool and impressive and is worth the visit alone almost!
Donnalyn Morris | May 6, 2018
There's a lot here. You can 'have a go' on a variety of activities: we didn't manage to, those crashing planes ( adults) having another go and we were near the end of the day. Not actually that many seaplanes , but plenty of boats and ships and a submarine to explore. Info in English, Estonian and Russian. Even the toilets have a naval theme. Families would enjoy and there's history for those keener on that than boats.
Jamie McDonnell | Apr 14, 2018
Absolutely brilliant place to visit. Great exhibitions, particularly the submarine and some brilliant boats and historical finds. Very interesting to see the modern items too. The ships you can explore outside are a huge plus and very good value
Alicia de Mendieta | May 23, 2018
It is a nice place for a walk. You can visit the icebreaker Suur Toll, it is impressive. The maritime museum is in the are. Everyone recommend a lot the visit but entrance is expensive. But if you are in the area anyway the WC of the museum is open to the public is general. The museum have a nice sunny terrace. Take into account that the harbour is closed during some months, depending on the weather. Good place for children, there are play zone
Christian Rudolfsen | May 21, 2018
The place was very intersting, specially the submarine. Impressive to see. Little bit expensive, but friendly staff and also fun for the kids. Please be aware that taxis outside the museum can rip you off for the short trip back to old town. Please make sure you ask for the price in advance to make sure you don't end up paying 13 euros like we did when you are at the destination (he used the meter) Even the sign tell you maximum should be between 6 and 8 euros.
Derek Brereton | Jun 24, 2018
Please like if this review is helpful 👍 Yet another stunning must see in Tallinn. A historic concrete seaplane hangar converted to a modern museum and housing a complete full size submarine that you can fully explore, a tank, anti aircraft guns, boats and other vessels, a stunning display of model ships. Simulators that you can use free of charge after entry and too many other things to mention. Take a look at the photos here to get a taste. Don't hesitate just go, you won't regret it. P.s there are other things to see at the harbour there with naval vessels to explore and the world's oldest steam icebreaker.
Alan Young | Jul 3, 2018
The Seaplane Harbour Museum is a must even if you only go to see the building it's housed in! With its arching domes and blue lighting illuminating an open space large enough to house a full sized submarine will etch itself into your memories of Tallinn. An eclectic mix war, peace and ice yachting is worth a few hours. And outside a full size steam ice breaker
Jyothivel Shivan | Jul 15, 2018
Great place to visit if you love ships, submarines etc. The submarine is absolutely worth viewing. Plan for at least an hour. If you enjoy to participate in flying a plane simulation, taking photos with navy uniforms, plan for couple of hours.
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