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Estonian Maritime Museum

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Address: Fat Margaret Tower Pikk 70, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
Phone Number: +3726411408

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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This is an eclectic little museum. It starts off with Vikings and ends up with Estonian maritime artifacts from long ago and more recently as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Palanga, Lithuania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I didn't like it because the sights were from Soviet times. They said there was Viking exhibition, but in reality it was not interesting at all - just some coins. It's said we went there I suppose. It's not worth 8 Euros at all. Only the rood of St Margaret Castle was amazing.

Thank lindaguide
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited because the Viking Expo was on display...which was awesome by itself. But there is much more to see. Plan an hour or two. Also, there is a fun outdoor cafe on the very top floor...with great local beer..and places to sit with a great view of the Tallinn Balloon and harbor.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to visit this museum attracted by a new vikings exhibition. In fact, although it was a bit scarce, the exhibition was interesting. However, the rest of the museum is not worthy at all and the entrance price (without considering the Vikings temporary section) too high. Most of the information is only written in Estonian and Rusian, besides the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an eclectic little museum. It starts off with Vikings and ends up with Estonian maritime artifacts from long ago and more recently as well.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every floor is full of artefacts from the long Maritime History of the Baltic up to the Soviet Era . There are cannons , paintings , models .and other Maritime items . It also had good ares for children to get involved in .

Thank martini6175
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I bought a ticket at the seaplane museum that gave me entrance here for two euros. They had an exhibit on Vikings, which was interesting. There are good English descriptions for this exhibit. The museum is in Fat Margaret's tower. The upper levels are on Estonian maritime. These exhibits do not have as much in English. It is worth a... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maritime museum telling the story of Tallinn and its sea history. The best is the roof top as the views are stunning.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I found the newest part of the exhibition, about Eastern vikings, ighly interesting. The rest of the exhibition does not seem to have been brought up to date since the opening in 1980, thus most text being in Estonian and Russian - but this has its own charm, at least to me. There is a roof terrace, with a lovely... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

If you enjoy ships you will like this museum. This place showcases the maritime life throughout the years as Estonia went from being independent to being ruled by the Danes, Germans and the Soviet Union at various times. The Naval information is quite interesting from the Soviet period. There are also interesting displays of fishing industry as well. A new... More 

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

If you are really interested in boats and sailing then it's worth a visit. A bit of a climb up the steps to the various levels certainly not for the physically challenged. Good view from the top terrace of the city.

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