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Estonian Maritime Museum

Pikk 70, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
+372 641 1408
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Closed for renovations.

As of our visit July 8, 2018 this museum is closed for renovations. I believe it will be in 2019... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wolfie52
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Charlotte, NC
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Poor

A very average museum. Can definitely give it a miss. If you have lot of time on your hands, then... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
TheGreatestNomad
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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.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“rooftop cafe” (6 reviews)
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Pikk 70, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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+372 641 1408
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"rooftop cafe"
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"four floors"
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"small display"
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"medieval city walls"
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"seaplane harbour"
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"estonia"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As of our visit July 8, 2018 this museum is closed for renovations. I believe it will be in 2019 before it reopens. The exterior is still nice to view.

Thank Wolfie52
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

A very average museum. Can definitely give it a miss. If you have lot of time on your hands, then you may visit it.

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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

The saving grace is that if you climb to the top you get a view of the port. But this really is not worth the entrance fee. It’s just a load of models of boats and maritime junk inside glass boxes and behind ropes. No...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017

Some very interesting expo objects to see and touch. A quiet place for traditional-style museum lovers.

Thank Danils B
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

This is a comprehensive history of Estonian sea and navy developments including shipping and trade, war and defense. There are great displays of nautical equipment and its evolution of development and use. This is surely of great venue for anyone with nautical and historical interests.  The...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

great museum very well laid out and informative you must be able to do stairs tho lots to see and tells the history of the tower well

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

The Estonian Maritime Museum is a varied collection of model ships and paints a picture of Estonians maritime history on the Gulf of Finland. It is housed on multiple levels.

Thank Delbe M
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

Inside the Fat Margaret Tower on four levels with the option to go right to the top to view the Old City. Worth spending time if interested in maritime history.

Thank Rosemary W
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

This museum is a most see in Old Town, walking distance from the cruise ship terminal and nestled in a tower of the old city wall, greatly curated and with a lot of ancient history and the relation between the sea and the Nordic countries,...More

Thank Jose M
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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

This is by far the most boring museum I’ve ever been to, and this is coming from someone whose trips are mostly comprised of museums. If you have a deep interest in boats and maritime history, you might enjoy it, but I just don’t. I...More

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