Tallinn's Seaplane Harbor Museum is due to close temporarily from early January to mid-May 2024 in order for renovation work to take place. The aim of the renovations is to revamp the museum's themed areas and improve the visiting experience for families.
"The plan is to create an experiential environment for families with young children, for whom there are almost no places to spend an interesting time at the Seaplane Harbor at the moment, especially for 1-3 year olds," said Urmas Dresen, director of the Estonian Maritime Museum.
"We also want to bring our educational activities to a new level, which is why we are creating completely new recreational spaces with modern technology."
In addition to the extensive renovation of the permanent exhibition, the hangar's nautical chart-inspired floor will also be updated in cooperation with Riigi Kinnisvara AS.
The museum building is scheduled to close to visitors on January 8 next year before re-opening with its newly rejuvenated exhibition on May 12, 2024. The Estonian Maritime Museum's ships in Seaplane Harbor and the Paks Margareeta will remain open for visitors throughout the period of renovations.
The Maritime Museum's permanent exhibition in the Seaplane Harbor first opened in May 2012.
Editor: Michael Cole