Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta)

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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
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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. During the holidays 2019-2020, we're open: http://meremuuseum.ee/paksmargareeta/en/visitor-information/opening-times/
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Roslyn138
Wrexham, UK576 contributions
May 2022
Walking around Tallinn on our cruise ship port stop , we were hoping to visit the KGB jail ( closed on Monday. However we were very close to Fat Margaret, and went inside to inspect.
Its an unique building to house the maritime exhibits, and it is spread over 4 /5 floors, each specific to a different era/ age. On the ground floor his is a 700 year old wreck on display as well as a number of artefacts.
The displays are very well laid out , and a great deal of digital and hands on exhibits. We also went to the rooftop where there is a bar/cafe. An ideal spot to take in the panoramic views of the harbour and the old town.
The cost per adult was 15 Euros ( about £25 for a couple) and we thought it was good value.
When you go outside and to the right of the arches - there is an interesting bunker - a relic of the Russian occupation ? Out side the
Written June 13, 2022
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Nina
Delft, The Netherlands184 contributions
Sep 2021
This museum is one of the two locations of the Maritime Museum. We had already visited the Sea Plane Harbour before visiting the Fat Margaret location.

The museum has a very interesting layout, taking the visitors through naval history, with a different period highlighted on each floor. Starting in the middle ages and ending in the present, the museum gives you a very good impression of the changes in shipping technology.

Even if you're not primarily interested in naval history, the interactive and informative displays could easily keep you entertained for 1-2 hours.
Written September 29, 2021
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland24,306 contributions
Jan 2020
The medieval Fat Margaret Tower and the Great Coastal Gate next to it were built to defend the city from the seaward side of town.

The tower was completed in 1530. The round tower has a diameter of 25 meters and a height of 20 meters. The walls are 5 meters thick.

After the two-year renovation of the Fat Margaret Tower and the Great Coastal Gate, the Estonian Maritime Museum was opened here in November 2019.

From the tower's rooftop, you have panoramic views of the Tallinn harbor and Old Town.
Written January 28, 2020
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Clara Marie
St Austell, UK58 contributions
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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theparrott
oakham69 contributions
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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BradJill
Hong Kong, China147,481 contributions
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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Licka K
Tallinn, Estonia142 contributions
Dec 2019
The Fat Margaret Tower as an original part of the Estonian Maritime Museum was opened after the total renovation on November 28, 2019. And it’s really worth visiting it, if you interested in the topic. Plan at least 1,5 hours just for the exposition.
Written January 14, 2020
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Mike H
Manassas, VA393 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Fat Margaret will likely be your starting point for a walking tour of the old city. Many of the travel guide books say "Starting at Fat Margaret...". There are many stone towers in Tallinn. Fat Margaret is the widest and shortest of them. If you are arriving in Tallinn by cruise ship this will be your closest point of entry into the old walled city.
Written July 31, 2017
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Julie F
Helsinki, Finland37 contributions
Sep 2020
Beautiful building from the inside. Usually we just see it from outside at the entrance of the Old Town. But worth a visit, the exposition is very well presented and gives us a lot of information about the history of shipping in Estonia.
Written September 22, 2020
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Nedelakttraveler
Salmon Arm, Canada656 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
What a great start, introduction and entrance to Old Town. Unique building - you can picture it as a fortress/tower protecting the city.
Written August 3, 2018
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