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Estonian Maritime Museum, Tallinn
(3.9/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Discover Estonia's significant seafaring history at Estonian Maritime Museum. The museum is housed in Fat Margaret, a Tallinn defensive tower built in the 16th century as the largest part of the city's fortifications. Exhibits focus on different aspects of Estonia's relationship with the sea, including ship building, shipping, and the lighthouse industry. Climb to the top of Fat Margaret for a sweeping view of the old city and Tallinn harbor. Don't miss the outdoor display of historical ship anchors in the courtyard. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Tallinn holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Estonian Maritime Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Museum of modern enough, very pleasant and interesting exposition on 4 floors, for children on one of the floors there is a relaxation area with paint on a maritime theme. We also enjoyed the rooftop observation deck, where you can enjoy the beautiful views and the old town, and the port and the sea. An adult ticket 6 € (November 2016).
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  • Near the cruise port, it is one of the entrances to the old town, at the start of the calla more frequented by tourists in the old town, the Museum is one of the towers of the old wall, very interesting to know the maritime life of Estonia, and knowing the history Viking of the country which had in the past, there are many objects , as the Museum is in a tower, there are 4 levels, at the end you go up to the terrace where you will have an excellent view of the port, the entrance is EUR 6, worth knowing this beautiful Museum.
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  • Directly behind one of the city gates, the Naval Museum of Tallinn, is rather inconspicuous from the outside. But worth a visit in any case, alone of the courtyard and the rooftop terrace. Not to mention the great exhibits and interior design. By the way, you can learn a lot about the history of Estonia. There is also a small gift shop and a café.
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  • A very interesting museum covering a period of time from the Vikings to current day. Lots of models of ships and items that have been recovered from wrecks. Nice cafe on the roof where you can get stunning views of the harbour and old city
  • Great museum and deceptively large. It's over a few floors and has information, models and pictures covering a very large timespan as well as an education on the history of Estonia. Lovely roof terrace allows for great views across the city.
  • To be honest, I only came in here to get out of the rain! Lots of exhibits, but I wasn't very interested.
  • Amazing place to visit, especially for marines. In this place you will thing that for sure you have not seen in tour life !!
  • Good museum. Has interesting facts about the old city and a history of the tower in which the museum is placed. From the rooftop you can make a nice panoramic photo.