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Standing as an imposing guard at one of the entrances to the old city of Tallinn, Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta)--as it's lovingly known--represents the largest single piece of the town's surviving fortifications. Stop by the tower, which is part of the Estonian Maritime Museum, and examine its massive walls, standing 20 m (66 ft) high and measuring 5 m (16.5 ft) thick in some places. Wander the halls of the 16th-century defensive structure and you'll be treated to a chronological look at Estonia's maritime history. Be sure to climb up to the tower's roof, where you'll be rewarded with a sweeping view of the sea and the surrounding historical center. Plan to see Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Tallinn tour planning tool.
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Fat Margaret (Paks Margareeta) reviews
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.
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. more »
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
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 more »
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...
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... more »
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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