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Estonian Maritime Museum

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Address: Fat Margaret Tower Pikk 70, Tallinn 10133, Estonia
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+372 641 1408
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Located in the cannon tower Fat Margaret, this four-story museum features...

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.

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Unique building

This museum happen to be in fat Margaret building ( which is one of the old building in Tallinn) It is located next to the 'Broken Line" monument.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum happen to be in fat Margaret building ( which is one of the old building in Tallinn) It is located next to the 'Broken Line" monument.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the Viking Exhibition and it was well presented and very interesting. The rest of the museum is also very well presented and shows Estonian maritime history in a visual and informative way.

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Thank GertLondon
Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Wonderful "Viking Era Treasures in Estonia" exhibition, easy to visit and read, plenty of original tools, jewelry, weapons and illustrations of the Vikings expeditions in Europe. The permanent exhibition concerning the maritime history was also rich in content, but unfortunately mostly in Estonian language without an English translation.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I visited the Maritime Museum as we had already visited the Seaplane Harbour Museum and paid for access to the Maritime Museum too. It was a well arranged museum set over three floors, however there was so much information on display that it became hard to know where to start, or indeed take it all in. In total we spent... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

i visited the museum mainly to see the Viking exhibition, which i have heard a lot of good things about. Unfortunately, it is clearly meant for people who know little to nothing about Vikings, so personally i did not learn much from it. Some parts of it were somewhat interactive, which i think could be great for kids, but i... More 

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

What a great place for all interested in the sea and boats and history! Lovingly restored and kept with the wonderful view over the city.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

The Estonian maritime museum is located in both, Lennusadam Sea harbour hangars and in Fat Margaret's tower. While the first one is little bit out of city center and truly great (see that review of mine) this one we went only because the Lennusadam tickets were valid for it also. It's settled in the Fat Margaret's tower which is the... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

veru interesting maritme museum, there a a few hands on objet's but limited a wonderfull collection of artefacts, have a look at the tower structure and go onto the roof for the views

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Maynooth, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The museum is apparently a little hit and miss at times but if they get more events like the fascinating Viking Exhibition on a more regular basis then they could really on to a winner. Gift shop on the premises as well which was a little expensive but very well stocked with good selections of local artifacts and basic souvenirs.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Ground floor Viking exhibition was FANTASTIC. Modern, fascinating, interactive, suitable for all ages. I didn't know a thing about Baltic Vikings but was able to learn about trade routes, Swedish connections, Arabic coins and so on. I spent perhaps 20 minutes just on that floor. Another good thing is the shop. Large and with a mix of objects, from key... More 

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