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Lennusadam (Seaplane Harbour)

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Marko Leppik

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Photo by: Paul Kuimet

Lennusadam (Seaplane Harbour)

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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 2534 reviews

Open/ Available

01.05-30.09 Mon-Sun 10-19
01.10-30.04 Tue-Sun 10-18

Fees

Ticket 14.00€
Child ticket 7.00€
Family ticket 28.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

Contact

booking@meremuuseum.ee

+372 6200 545

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Child-friendly

 

WiFi area

 

Accessibility

Restricted accessibility
  • doors width less than 70 cm
  • threshold or step hight more than 4 cm
  • gradient of ramp over 10%
6cm
High treshold
  • threshold hight over 2,5 cm
  • height in cm above the symbol
WC / toilet for disabled users
  • wheelchair sign on WC door
  • fully accessible
  • meets international standards
2
Parking place for disabled
  • car park with spaces reserved for disabled
  • number of places above the symbol
  • distance from car park to entrance in meters
Elevator
  • accessible for wheelchair user
  • min dimensions of the lift are: depth 140 cm, width 110 cm, door 80 cm

More

The width of one panel of the main entrance door is 65 cm. For a wider wheelchair, both panels have to be opened. The threshold is 6 cm. An accessible toilet is on the first floor, on the left. There is a lift for moving between floors. The height of the information counter is 100 cm. The height of the counter on 2nd floor 110 cm. The width of the terrace door spans 70 cm. There are wheelchairs available from the ticket office. Parking places for the disabled are available in the parking lot next to the hangar. The submarine Lembit and the icebreaker Suur Tõll are not accessible with a wheelchair or a pushchair.

The unforgettable Seaplane Harbour is home to a super-modern maritime and military museum, complete with historic ships to tour.

Located in Tallinn's famed, wooden-house district of Kalamaja, the harbour is best known for its architecturally unique Seaplane Hangars. Built almost a century ago, in 1916 and 1917, as a part of Peter the Great sea fortress, these hangars are the world’s first reinforced concrete shell structures of such a great size. Charles Lindbergh, the man who performed the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, landed here in the 1930s.

Now the vast hangars house an extensive, high-tech museum telling exciting stories of Estonia's maritime and military history and promising a 'sea full of excitement' for the whole family.  The museum comprises more than two hundred large exhibits in an area equivalent to nearly 2 million A4 paper sheets laid down side by side. 

The British-built Lembit submarine, weighing 600 tones, is the centrepiece of the museum. Built in 1936 for the Estonian navy, Lembit served in World War II under the Soviet flag. It remained in service for 75 years and was the oldest submarine in the world still in use until it was hauled ashore in 2011. Despite its long history, Lembit is still in excellent condition, and climbing inside offers an interesting glimpse of 1930s technology.

Another exciting attraction is a full-scale replica of a Short Type 184, a British pre-World War II seaplane that was also used by the Estonian armed forces. The Short Type 184 earned its place in military history by being the first aircraft ever to attack an enemy’s ship with an air-launched torpedo. None of the originals have survived. The replica in the Seaplane Harbour is the only full-size representation of the aircraft in the entire world.

More excitement for adults and kids alike is provided by the museum's simulators, which mimic a flight above Tallinn, an around-the-world journey in a yellow submarine and navigating on Tallinn Bay.

In the museum's outdoor area, visitors can tour a collection of historic ships, including the Suur Tõll, Europe's largest steam-powered icebreaker.

Entrance to the whole complex is free with Tallinn Card.

Open/ Available

01.05-30.09 Mon-Sun 10-19
01.10-30.04 Tue-Sun 10-18

Fees

Ticket 14.00€
Child ticket 7.00€
Family ticket 28.00€
Free with Tallinn Card

Contact

booking@meremuuseum.ee

+372 6200 545

Information

More

Child-friendly

 

WiFi area

 

Accessibility

Restricted accessibility
  • doors width less than 70 cm
  • threshold or step hight more than 4 cm
  • gradient of ramp over 10%
6cm
High treshold
  • threshold hight over 2,5 cm
  • height in cm above the symbol
WC / toilet for disabled users
  • wheelchair sign on WC door
  • fully accessible
  • meets international standards
2
Parking place for disabled
  • car park with spaces reserved for disabled
  • number of places above the symbol
  • distance from car park to entrance in meters
Elevator
  • accessible for wheelchair user
  • min dimensions of the lift are: depth 140 cm, width 110 cm, door 80 cm

More

The width of one panel of the main entrance door is 65 cm. For a wider wheelchair, both panels have to be opened. The threshold is 6 cm. An accessible toilet is on the first floor, on the left. There is a lift for moving between floors. The height of the information counter is 100 cm. The height of the counter on 2nd floor 110 cm. The width of the terrace door spans 70 cm. There are wheelchairs available from the ticket office. Parking places for the disabled are available in the parking lot next to the hangar. The submarine Lembit and the icebreaker Suur Tõll are not accessible with a wheelchair or a pushchair.

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Nice building - expensive overall"

4.5

November 18, 2017, by ahedger

Lovely to see the full size submarine, and some of the other boats. However the impressive bit really is the inside of the building. The icebreaker is a bit ‘something of nothing’ outside, and we... Read more

"Must visit!"

4.5

November 15, 2017, by spitlaz

One the best museums weve been to. Its a must! I liked the most the submarine experience. Good for kids too! Read more

"Best museum bar none "

4.5

November 12, 2017, by Curly_Kale64

What a fantastic museum! I have travelled extensively, particularly throughout Europe and, in my opinion, no other museum comes close. It is a little out of the way (we used Uber to get there), but... Read more

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