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Estonian Maritime Museum

Address: Fat Margaret Tower, Pikk 70, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
Phone Number: +3726411408
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Ranked #39 of 232 things to do in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in the cannon tower Fat Margaret, this four-story museum features more than 7,000 objects...
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Type: Military museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in the cannon tower Fat Margaret, this four-story museum features more than 7,000 objects, 30,000 photographs and 15,000 documents all relating to Estonia's maritime history including ship building, navigation instruments, lighthouses, fishery and marine education.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,583 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The Maritime Museum is housed in the 16th C bastion of Fat Margaret. This is one of the most heavily fortified towers of Tallinn's medieval walls. It's located at the northern end of the old town, beside the Great Ocean Gate and close to the ferry terminal. Entry is €5 and inside you find four floors of nautical artefacts comprising... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It worth visiting,Tells a lot of the history of Baltic.You can see a real submarine and a 100 years old icebreaker .Close to the old town.

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186 reviews 186 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Just inside the main gate to old town on your left is the maritime museum. Numerous artifacts and historical descriptions help you to understand that these are a maritime people who live off of fishing and the sea. Interesting too are some soviet era artifacts that remind you that Estonia was once part of the USSR. There are a few... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very interesting place! Boats can be viewed here! And the submarine is a main sigh of the place! Go and look!

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Warsaw, Poland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It’s a very small museum with the majority of the exhibits dedicated to the Estonian fishing industry as well as herring recipes. A lot of scale models representing communist era vessels that were of some interest. The view from the rooftop “café” is alright, but not much to say about the “café” itself. It’s an ok museum but at five... More 

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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The museum was interesting. I recommend getting the audio guide, even though you quickly get bored with the "Did you know?" beginning to almost every description. We were disappointed with the rooftop café though. We got to the top at 17:10 but they wouldn't serve tea or coffee (they were "cleaning the machines" apparently) , even though they were open... More 

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Artifacts and pictures from maritime history of Tallinn are displayed over three floors of the far Margaret tower. The exhibition it self is very interesting. I agree with some earlier reviews that not much information in English which may bore some people. Also it was bit dark in some places for which you have put extra effort to notice and... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Many of the things in the museum are interesting but English texts were sometimes missing and I also think the exhibition doesn't guide you in a logical way through Estonian maritime history.

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Bigbury, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The permanent exhibits are interesting and tell the story of Tallinn and its sea history. What stood out for me was a temporary Polar exhibition, particularly the National Geographic pictures on show immediately inside the white space. One photographer's story of his love of the polar regions as he dived with seals - the leopard seal in particular - known... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

not much on offer as a museum the best is the roof top as the views are stunning a must buy a talling card as again the entry was included

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