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“Very interesting place to visit.”

Estonian Maritime Museum
Ranked #33 of 291 things to do in Tallinn
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Santiago, Chile
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13 reviews
“Very interesting place to visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

It is one of the must on Tallin, museum is very nice. Has a IIWW sub and there was a Titanic exhibition on that moment.

Visited January 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Fat Margaret is a step back in time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

One of my favorite attractions in Old Town Tallinn! Love it from the outside, I was awestruck at the beauty of this magnificent structure! This was a defense tower "back in the day", and I mean way back in the day, since Old Town Tallinn dates back to the early 1200's. Mind boggling. Inside the Maritime Museum you will find exhibitions of Estonia's navy.

You can climb to the very top and have a wonderful view of the port. Some of it is translated to English. So much to see!! Plenty of picture taking opportunities inside and out.

Visited December 2012
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Two centres”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

The museum is Fat Margaret is very good and shows the history of Estonia's navy , a fifteen minute walk away is the second half of the museum in the Seaplane harbour - Lennusadam . The museum is housed in a huge hanger with walkways which allow you to see a submarine and various sailing boats and a ancient wooden boats skeleton lifted from the Baltic Sea - It has lots of things for children. the clever bit is a card which you swipe to send the description board info to your email address- we'll worth a visit !

Visited November 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“OK maritime museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Cost is 4 Euro. Lots to see and you get a great view of the city on the top floor. It is quite annoying that some of the exhibition is not translated to English. Small souvenir shop at the first floor. Lots of war stuff and some cool commercial diving gear.

Visited July 2013
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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“Great use of an historic tower...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

A good little museum in an historic defence tower, with a great view of the port area from the top. Expect lots of ship models and the like. Friendly staff. Tiny coffee shop by the reception area, also inevitable shop.

Visited June 2013
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