Estonian Maritime Museum

Tallinn, Estonia

Estonian Maritime Museum (founded 1935) is located in the cannon tower, Paks Margareeta (Fat Margaret), forming a part of medieval defence system. The exposition on the history of Estonian maritime - ship- and boat building, ports, navigational aids on the ships, lighthouses – is displayed on the four floors of the museum.

In addition to the main exposition the exchangeable exhibitions take place on the ground floor.

In the inner court historical anchors are exposed and from the roof of the tower there is a fine view over the port and Old Town.

Reference: Estonian Maritime Museum


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Pikk 70, Tallinn, Estonia
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Founded: 1935
Category: Museums in Estonia
Historical period: The Independent Republic (Estonia)


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User Reviews

Evangelia Koukoumvri (17 months ago)
I was pleasantly surprised with this museum! It is very modern, detailed and interactive! Lots of interesting parts both for kids and adults! Also, it's a great use of the space and it has a lovely view on the top of the tower! Even if you have limited time in Tallinn I think you should include this museum in your visit, you won't regret it!
Afra Fekri (2 years ago)
A very well made museum. We were impressed with the amount of information and how detailed and interactive it is made. There are variety of puzzles and activities for kids. And there are interesting information for adults, timeline of history of trading goods in Estonia and port if Tallinn. Highly recommended. You can have a panorama view at the top of the tower as well. Leaving a lovely memory of the red roofs of the old town.
Grigoris Godevenos (2 years ago)
The museum spans in 4 floors and it is very interactive! It presents in detail the maritime evolution from medieval times to modern age. The entrance fee is 15 euro for the exhibition and if you are craving for more you can always purchase a combo ticket and visit another attraction! However, even if you are not into maritime museums it is totally worth it just for the views from the terrace. After a long tour in the museum, you definitely deserve a refreshing beer!
Ashley Arnone (2 years ago)
Large museum with lots of hands-on exhibits, interactive exhibits, models, and excavated artifacts. The rooftop terrace had a lovely view of the city. We had a hard time getting our son to leave, he loved the interactive exhibits.
Sam MacSmith (2 years ago)
A gem that deserves more attention! A nice escape in the heart of the old town and a spot you shouldn’t miss! It is a very interesting and interactive museum that is suitable and fun for all ages and you’ll leave having fun. It doesn’t take a lot of time to explore and I would recommend the audio guide for even more laidback experience. The sew chanting karaoke is absolutely my favorite right after the rooftop, you should never miss the rooftop for a gorgeous view and delicious food!
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