Estonian Maritime Museum in Fat Margaret, Tallinn

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Discover Estonia's significant seafaring history at Estonian Maritime Museum in Fat Margaret. 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 in Fat Margaret and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • You gotta walk up a few levels but every level have interesting exhibitions to see and read about. There are alot of ship models, tools, a little look into a ships..hmm..front board...cockpit? Anyway....  more »
  • Housed in a particularly rotund and capacious tower of Tallinn's medieval city walls, the Estonian Maritime Museum is dedicated to an important thread of this seafaring nation's history. However, it i...  more »
  • The Estonians know how to restore their old buildings and bring history alive. This is a relatively small museum but well worth a visit just to see the building. There is a roof top cafe with great vi...  more »
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  • The current ground-floor exhibit on finds of ancient Viking burials and such is quite interesting. The maritime section is also cool, but much of it is not in English, as that portion of the museum was created before the fall of the USSR. Beautiful view of the harbor from the roof, as well as coffee and ice cream. Costs (I think) 6€ for adults, less for students and kids.
  • Absolutely fantastic maritime museum in the old seaplane base. Recently and lovingly restored and now a state of the art facility. You get to go inside an Estonian submarine - how many people in the world can say they've done that? A real must if you're in Tallinn.
  • Make sure you get this as party of the Seaplane Harbour tour. It is only 2 Euro additional and with it. Interesting exhibit of Maritime artifacts. Starts with the Vikings and works up to near modern times as you climb the tower.
  • Amazing museum. If visiting only the tower part maybe not so much, but with exposition in the seaplane harbour it's an astonishing experience. They have a submarine that you can actually climb in as well as into some other ships.
  • Great place for every marine-realeted fans.