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The Seaplane Harbour—The Unique Maritime Museum in Tallinn, Estonia
As mentioned before, the Seaplane Harbour has various attractions. The main attraction is the 1936 submarine Lembit. The museum also has other attractions, such as a yellow submarine. A yellow submarine can be used to familiarise yourself with piloting a submarine. The museum also has a full-scale replica of a World War I era Short Type 184 seaplane. When you see it, you will feel so excited to know more about it. in the museum, you can also find a special exhibit that illustrates the background of the MS Estonia ferry in 1994. If you visit all the attractions in the Seaplane Harbour, then you will know more about seaplane types in a long time ago.
The Seaplane Harbour not only has various attractions but also has submarine and flight simulators. Even, you can also find a pool offered for people who want to sail miniature ships. While sailing, they can look at aquatic animals. For your information, the attractions in the Seaplane Harbour located in the air, the sea and below the sea. Globally, the museum presents the history of the old maritime of Estonia country in more modern visual language. So, you will easily understand the history when you visit this museum.
You need a ticket to enter the museum. But the outdoor area of the Seaplane Harbour is public space and open for every person daily. So if you don't have enough money to buy the ticket, then you can visit the outdoor area. The outdoor area looks wonderful and can be the good space to enjoy the air around the place.
The museum not only exhibits various attractions but completed with various facilities to make people feel so comfortable when exploring the museum. The facilities you will find in this museum are toilets, lifts, cloakroom, baggage, parking area, and many more. The complete facilities will make you very comfortable to visit every site in this museum.
How to Get Tickets?
Getting the Seaplane Harbour tickets is not a hard matter. You can easily buy the ticket in the Seaplane Hangar and the museum ships. For purchasing the tickets, you can purchase them from the circular desk in the Hangar. To get the Seaplane Harbour combined ticket and temporary exhibition, you need to pay 14€, 7€ for children aged 9-18 and students, and 28€ for a family ticket. To get Museum ships ticket, you need to pay 6€, 3€ for children aged 9-18 and students, and 12€ for a family ticket. To get the annual pass ticket, the cost you must pay is 40€, 20€ for children aged 9-18 and students, and 65€ for a family ticket.
How To Get Around?
Guest with pushchairs and wheelchairs are allowed to enter the museum area because the museum area is comfortable for people who bring a baby pushchair or wheelchair. You can get around the museum area by walking to every attraction. So, don't use a wheel-vehicle to explore various attractions in this museum. Just walks to arrive at every attraction.
What Should I Wear?
You can wear your favourite cloth when visiting the Seaplane Harbour. You may want to take pictures in this museum. So, try to wear good cloth and pant. It makes you look good in the pictures. For your information, don't bring a big bag because the museum staff will not allow you to enter the museum with a big bag. Your big bag may need to save on another room.
Best Time to Visit
From October-April, the museum open from Tuesday – Sunday. It opens from 10 am to 6 pm. In May-September, the museum open from Monday to Sunday. It opens from 10 am to 7 pm. So, the best time to visit this museum is when the museum open. On national holidays, the museum will open too, but the opening hour starts from 10 am to 5 pm.
Will I Need a Guide?
Actually, you don't need a guide to explore various attractions in the Seaplane Harbour. Why? It is because there are various maps available for you in English, Russian, German, Finnish, Swedish, Latvian, and other languages. So, you can pick a map based on your own language. It makes you easier to find every attraction in the Seaplane Harbour.
How To Get There?
To arrive at the Seaplane Harbour is so easy. You can choose Bus No 3 to take you to the Linnahalli stop. It is located at Phja Puiestee. And then, continue your journey along the same street and turn right down the hill towards Kalasadam. After you are near the Kalasadam, you need to turn to the left and enter Kalaranna street. After that, just walk straight (1 kilometre). You will see the Seaplane Harbour on the right.
For you who want to take pictures, you are allowed to take pictures of the outside and elsewhere in the museum. But if you have a plan to use the museum as the setting of your event, then you need to get the permission first.