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nice experience

On more floors, it gives you a nice introduction to the mercantile navigation history with pictures... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Karen K
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Tallinn, Estonia
Very İnformative museum

The building itself is the old tower called Fat Margaret. The exhibition is well presented and... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Gul C
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Ankara, Turkey
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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...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On more floors, it gives you a nice introduction to the mercantile navigation history with pictures and parts of ships. Top floor nice terrace with view.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Karen K
Reviewed September 28, 2018

The building itself is the old tower called Fat Margaret. The exhibition is well presented and interactive. Can be interesting not just for adults but for teenagers too.The museum also has a roof top with a great view.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gul C
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Interesting attraction showing everything from how water was pumped through the town to medieval torture equipment. Set over six floors so not a good one for those who find stairsvs problem.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Interesting museum but most impressive is the historic building where the museum is located than the actual exposition. .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank George A
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Extensive and interactive exhibition, with very good in and outdoor collections. Ideal for the whole family

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SZKE
Reviewed July 8, 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wolfie52
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank TheGreatestNomad
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Danils B
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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