Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta)

Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta)

Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta)
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Welcome to the Museum and Visitor Centre of Fat Margaret! You are about to embark on a journey in a UNESCO World Heritage complex which includes a medieval shipwreck, an impressive exhibition of ship models, and exciting interactive solutions, in a word: Towering Tales of the Sea! Museum and Visitor Centre of Fat Margaret reopened again 29th of November 2019. http://meremuuseum.ee/paksmargareeta/en/visitor-information/opening-times/
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Sonja M
    Hove, United Kingdom725 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fat Margret or the Estonian Maritime Museum two names one place
    This museum has something for everyone from toddler upwards. It presents Tallinn's maritime heritage in an interesting and easy to understand way. Spread over several floors each floor has a different theme , with activities
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Charming Venca
    Dysina, Czech Republic18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice afternoon
    6 floor museum, looks small but isn’t. At the top is a cafe, but i didn’t take anything from there. The floors are divaded to different ways of powering a boat, e.g. wind, steam, oil, …
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fat Margaret has a Terrace
    At one of the main entrance portals of the Old Town, enjoy a well curated exhibit of Estonian sea culture. Thoughtful for kids. And the best part: a fabulous rooftop terrace to soak in the harbor views and activity. Go towards the end of the day and stay leisurely on the terrace. Loved this!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Oxfarcats
    84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great couple of hours
    One of the best museums we have been to abroad as it was very interactive and kept your interest.Great for kids too as there was lots of stuff for them to do and all the children we saw there were enjoying getting involved. For all the exhibits it was possible for you to change the screen to a wide choice of languages. The shipwreck and story behind it was very interesting Cost 15 euros and well worth the money.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 17, 2024
  • Mustanaamio
    Helsinki, Finland118 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views, below average exhibition.
    The tower itself is a beauty. The exhibition, however, was not worth the fee. The ship wreck was interesting and nice to see, and the cellar floor exhibition was nice. The exhibition on the upper floors isn't that interesting to others than kids and ship enthusiastics. The roof floor is, however, definetely worth the visit. Even though the cafe wasn't open, the views from the top are simply beautiful.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 11, 2024
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Oxfarcats
hazlemere84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
One of the best museums we have been to abroad as it was very interactive and kept your interest.Great for kids too as there was lots of stuff for them to do and all the children we saw there were enjoying getting involved. For all the exhibits it was possible for you to change the screen to a wide choice of languages.
The shipwreck and story behind it was very interesting
Cost 15 euros and well worth the money.
Written March 18, 2024
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Sonja M
Hove, UK725 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
This museum has something for everyone from toddler upwards. It presents Tallinn's maritime heritage in an interesting and easy to understand way. Spread over several floors each floor has a different theme , with activities
Written July 9, 2023
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary2,148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This funny name perhaps came after its shape or its cannon. It’s one of 26 bastions of the town wall. It was built in 1500s originally served to protect the port, but later it became gunpowder and weapon warehouse and prison. The diameter of the building is 25 metres and its height is about 20m, its walls are 4,4-6 metres thick. We visited it and took lots of photos. Nowdays it’s the Estonian Maritime Museum building. It was closed so we couldn’t go in, but it’s worth to see it outside, too.
Written December 10, 2022
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Mustanaamio
Helsinki, Finland118 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The tower itself is a beauty. The exhibition, however, was not worth the fee. The ship wreck was interesting and nice to see, and the cellar floor exhibition was nice. The exhibition on the upper floors isn't that interesting to others than kids and ship enthusiastics. The roof floor is, however, definetely worth the visit. Even though the cafe wasn't open, the views from the top are simply beautiful.
Written May 11, 2024
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Dingers
St Austell, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
I stayed in room 109 as a single room. With en suite. The room was a good size and was exceptionally clean. The decor was slightly tired but the hostel is extremely well priced and good safe facilities. The location is perfect for easy access to the city and the port. Less than 10 minutes each way. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful and English was perfect. I would highly recommend. Was an incredibly safe and well run Hostel.
Written January 4, 2020
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Traveller3300
Belgium73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Modern museum, very well put together in a beautiful location. Recommend for children too. There is much to see, you can walk around for about an hour. Also nice gift shop and cafetaria and also
Written December 15, 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
At one of the main entrance portals of the Old Town, enjoy a well curated exhibit of Estonian sea culture. Thoughtful for kids. And the best part: a fabulous rooftop terrace to soak in the harbor views and activity. Go towards the end of the day and stay leisurely on the terrace. Loved this!
Written August 15, 2023
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Charming Venca
Dysina, Czech Republic18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
6 floor museum, looks small but isn’t. At the top is a cafe, but i didn’t take anything from there. The floors are divaded to different ways of powering a boat, e.g. wind, steam, oil, …
Written July 29, 2023
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theparrott
oakham68 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Business
The Maritime museum inside the Fat Margaret is not very good. It is 6 euros each and the exhibits have no English translation leaving you wondering what is going on. In the base is a Japenese exhibit, in English and Estonian which is fine but has nothing to do with the fort. The building is interesting though but its a bit pricey for what it is.
Written February 4, 2016
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2010
The Fat Margaret Tower is yet another very nice tower in Tallin worth finding even if just to take some photographs. We didn't pay to visit the inside of this tower. Fat Margaret is similar to Kiek in de Kok but much wider in size and appearance, instead of the more traditional narrow, tall nature of Kiek in de Kok tower.
Written May 19, 2011
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