Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta)

Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta)

Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta)
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Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
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. http://meremuuseum.ee/paksmargareeta/en/visitor-information/opening-times/
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Sonja M
    Hove, United Kingdom715 contributions
    Fat Margret or the Estonian Maritime Museum two names one place
    This museum has something for everyone from toddler upwards. It presents Tallinn's maritime heritage in an interesting and easy to understand way. Spread over several floors each floor has a different theme , with activities
    Visited July 2023
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Charming Venca
    Dysina, Czech Republic7 contributions
    Nice afternoon
    6 floor museum, looks small but isn’t. At the top is a cafe, but i didn’t take anything from there. The floors are divaded to different ways of powering a boat, e.g. wind, steam, oil, …
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Fat Margaret has a Terrace
    At one of the main entrance portals of the Old Town, enjoy a well curated exhibit of Estonian sea culture. Thoughtful for kids. And the best part: a fabulous rooftop terrace to soak in the harbor views and activity. Go towards the end of the day and stay leisurely on the terrace. Loved this!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 15 August 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a nice looking wide building, which also houses the Maritime museum.
While you can easily skip the museum, the quirky tower does provide some lovely photo-ops.
Written 27 October 2023
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Aug 2023
At one of the main entrance portals of the Old Town, enjoy a well curated exhibit of Estonian sea culture. Thoughtful for kids. And the best part: a fabulous rooftop terrace to soak in the harbor views and activity. Go towards the end of the day and stay leisurely on the terrace. Loved this!
Written 15 August 2023
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Charming Venca
Dysina, Czech Republic7 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
6 floor museum, looks small but isn’t. At the top is a cafe, but i didn’t take anything from there. The floors are divaded to different ways of powering a boat, e.g. wind, steam, oil, …
Written 29 July 2023
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Sonja M
Hove, UK715 contributions
Jul 2023
This museum has something for everyone from toddler upwards. It presents Tallinn's maritime heritage in an interesting and easy to understand way. Spread over several floors each floor has a different theme , with activities
Written 9 July 2023
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Nicholas N
Copenhagen, Denmark904 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
Really nice museum and they have a lot of interactive things to do so especially children should like this museum. The information is written in multible languages.
Written 23 March 2023
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Traveller3300
Belgium63 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Modern museum, very well put together in a beautiful location. Recommend for children too. There is much to see, you can walk around for about an hour. Also nice gift shop and cafetaria and also
Written 15 December 2022
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,671 contributions
May 2022
This funny name perhaps came after its shape or its cannon. It’s one of 26 bastions of the town wall. It was built in 1500s originally served to protect the port, but later it became gunpowder and weapon warehouse and prison. The diameter of the building is 25 metres and its height is about 20m, its walls are 4,4-6 metres thick. We visited it and took lots of photos. Nowdays it’s the Estonian Maritime Museum building. It was closed so we couldn’t go in, but it’s worth to see it outside, too.
Written 10 December 2022
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Richard M
Hampstead Norreys, UK871 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, UK658 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
Sept 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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