Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta)

Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta)

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10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
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Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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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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Richard M
Hampstead Norreys, UK755 contributions
Jun 2022
The tower contains the maritime museum which is very good with a lot of interactive displays that always make a museum more interesting. You can also see the interior of the tower and get access to the roof garden for more wonderful views of the city.
Written 25 June 2022
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Roslyn138
Wrexham, UK584 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 13 June 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 29 September 2021
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Angela S
Riga, Latvia114 contributions
Aug 2020
The building is medieval and looks fantastic. The exposition is a part of Maritime Museum and there are a lot of ship models. If you a ship fan, you could spend there 3-4 hours.
Written 31 May 2021
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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 22 September 2020
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland28,069 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 28 January 2020
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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 14 January 2020
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Dingers
St Austell, UK62 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 4 January 2020
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Pacmom
Boston, MA36 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
The museum costs £10 per adult and £5 for 9-18.
It has a very nice collection of ship models across many floors. There are nice sitting area you can listen to history and great view from the the top to see the city.
Written 3 January 2020
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Mike J
Chepstow, UK833 contributions
Nov 2019
The stumpy tower and fine historic ancient gate are attractive to see if you appreciate the history of the town. The tower houses the city’s maritime museum which is worth visiting if you find yourself in this part of Tallinn.
Written 29 November 2019
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