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Estonian Maritime Museum

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Address: Fat Margaret Tower, Pikk 70, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
Phone Number: +3726411408
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Description: Located in the cannon tower Fat Margaret, this four-story museum features...
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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Delve into Estonian maritime past

Small but nice museum , that's not expensive to get into , it has several floors containing a mixture of beautiful maritime seascapes from the golden age of sail and also relics... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Gdansk, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Fat Margaret hosts the Estonian Maritime Museum. It offers very nice views over the city and the port. However, the museum is still under development (there are actually some pieces of paper to ask advice from tourists on how to improve the exhibition). The floor with ship miniatures is mostly for Russians or Estonians with few information written in English.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Must see if you are into this sort of thing. Excellent exhibitions. Lots of floors to explore. Good view up top. Awesome view from roof top café as well.

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Grand Bend, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

There are several interesting items on the four floors of the museum, including ancient diving equipment, ancient maps and ship models. I found that Maritime history, although of obvious importance to Estonia's history, does not particularly interest me and I buzzed through the displays fairly quickly. I did enjoy the tower itself, and the cafe on the roof provides excellent... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Being in the maritime business, I always want to go to the maritime museum and also am sure I will be unimpressed. Not so with this one - one of the best maritime museums I've ever entered. It was full of great articles, pictures, and information on how the maritime industry and its impacts on Estonia. Highly recommend making your... More 

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The maritime display is housed in an old tower with a rooftop café that has excellent views. The items displayed are very interesting and well done. There are some miniature replicas of ships

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The museum is housed within the fat Margaret cannon tower on the city wall. It has some interesting parts and a great view from the roof. The issue is the lack of information provided in English. It did look as though improvements were planned so this may be part of their plans.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Tallin old city is nice snd the maritime museum is very good. Probably the best attraction in the old town.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This museum is located in Fat Margaret Tower, one of the old fortification towers on the city walls. A fascinating venue for a museum howeverI found the layout frustratingly annoying as there would be an English heading to a display but then all the legends were in Estonian and Russian. If I understood either language I might have enjoyed this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Small but nice museum , that's not expensive to get into , it has several floors containing a mixture of beautiful maritime seascapes from the golden age of sail and also relics from the countries maritime history , including a fascinating old copper diving suit. It's a good starter before you go to its big brother the seaplane museum

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Melbourne, Australia
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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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