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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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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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finland
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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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NEW HOPE
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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
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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
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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 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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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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