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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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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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The stunning view from the top

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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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This maritime museum's location makes it very special located in the tower called "Fat Margaret". Great video shows the history and the origin of the name. Views from on top are great also. Museum holds many unique artifacts dealing with Tallinn's history.

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Lahti, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum offers an overview of the Estonian maritime history. Generous exhibition is fun to watch. The roof has a beautiful view of the harbor and the Old Town towers

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of models presenting the many ages of sail and powered vessels. Fat Margaret Tower interesting all by itself especially with view of city. Close to everything downtown and you get the understanding of how important the sea is to Estonia.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just like the other maritime museum at Lennusadam, this building itself is well worth a visit! It was built between 1511-1530 and was the largest part of the city's fortifications with walls measuring 25 metres in diameter, 20 metres in height and up to 5 metres thick. A museum since 1935, the content is an interesting overview of seafaring and... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

The Fat Margaret Tower as it is called is now the home of the maritime museum. We were more interested in the history of the Tower than the museum which houses a small display of boats, boating equipment and maritime historical data. One for the Mariners!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Well worth a visit but at €6 entrance a little pricey. Plenty to see on a few floors and top floor has a bar and ice cream vendor. great view form here. A lot of model ships from years gone by and info on the Estonia disaster.

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