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Estonian Maritime Museum

Fat Margaret Tower, Pikk 70, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
+3726411408
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Ranked #39 of 143 Attractions in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: 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... more » 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. « less
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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Bigbury, United Kingdom
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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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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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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It is one of the must on Tallin, museum is very nice. Has a IIWW sub and there was a Titanic exhibition on that moment.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

One of my favorite attractions in Old Town Tallinn! Love it from the outside, I was awestruck at the beauty of this magnificent structure! This was a defense tower "back in the day", and I mean way back in the day, since Old Town Tallinn dates back to the early 1200's. Mind boggling. Inside the Maritime Museum you will find... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

The museum is Fat Margaret is very good and shows the history of Estonia's navy , a fifteen minute walk away is the second half of the museum in the Seaplane harbour - Lennusadam . The museum is housed in a huge hanger with walkways which allow you to see a submarine and various sailing boats and a ancient wooden... More

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