Titanic Expo Profits to Help Restore Icebreaker
The four-month long Titanic exhibit at the Seaplane Harbor in Tallinn has brought in nearly 1 million euros in profit, which will be used to renovate the Suur Tõll icebreaker.
Head of the museum, Ott Sarapuu, told Õhtuleht today the money will go towards renovating Suur Tõll, which will celebrate its 100th birthday this year. He said the renovations were set to cost 700,000 euros, but the Titanic windfall means 1.5 million will be spent on a more complete makeover of the museum piece.
Sarapuu said the museum will hold two larger exhibitions a year, one international, one domestic. The next exhibition will be “The Sea and Fashion.”
The Titanic expo attracted over 220,000 visitors, a record for such a short period and double the figure expected by curators.