Found in the foyer are posters acquainting visitors with the history of the Republic of Estonia, and a selection of old nautical charts. A piece of original Estonian granite (breccia) that flew out of the Neugrund crater is also on display. One of the museum's most exciting exhibitions is the 17th-century "royal Swedish chair", upon which Swedish King Karl XII sat. Maritime signal flags, a navy rescue flag, and the stern flag of the Estonian warship Lennuk (donated by the Tähe family) have been put on display in the foyer as well. The flag from the Lennuk was given to Villem Lepik, the fleet's senior NCO, before the ship was sold to Peru. The entire foyer is furnished with antique furniture made at the historic Tallinn Luther Factory. A piano produced by the famous Bechstein company is situated in the foyer, and is played during concerts held at the museum in summer. The window positioned across from the main entryway is like a living painting of the sea. This million-Estonian-view can now also be seen through the Käsmu web camera.
A view into the Vaiks' kitchen can also be glimpsed from the foyer – the adjacent room hold many exciting discoveries as well.