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Great Coastal Gate and Fat Margaret's Tower

Address: Pikk tn 70, Tallinn | Show on map
Telephone: (+372) 641 1408
Fax: (+372) 641 1414
Website: http://meremuuseum.ee/en/paks-margareeta External link
E-mail: info@meremuuseum.ee
Method of payment: Card payment, Cash

Great Coastal Gate and Fat Margaret's Tower were built to protect the city from the seaside, but also to impress quests arriving by sea. The Great Coastal Gate (built at the same time with the city wall) is located in the northern part of the Old Town of Tallinn near the port. In the 16th century, during the reconstruction of the gate, the Fat Margaret's artillery tower was built nearby.

Today, the Fat Margaret houses Estonian Maritime Museum. The Museum exhibits a remarkable collection of ship models from different eras. The viewing platform on the roof of the tower offers a view over the Old Town and the Bay of Tallinn. In the summer, the only rooftop café in the Tallinn Old Town is open there.

Times and prices

01.05–31.09

Monday–sunday: 09:00 - 18:00
Adult: from 5 €
Family ticket: from 10 €
University student: from 3 €
School student: from 3 €

01.10–31.04

Tuesday–sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Monday: closed
Adult: from 5 €
Family ticket: from 10 €
University student: from 3 €
School student: from 3 €

Exact price to be clarified by service provider.

Languages spoken

  • Estonian
  • English
  • Russian

Features

  • Exhibition
  • Souvenirs
  • Site lighting
  • Viewing platform
  • Toilet
  • Paid parking
  • Art and gift shop

Additional services

  • Guide service available
  • Audio guide
  • Themed events

Discounts

  • ISIC
  • ITIC
  • For children
  • For students
  • Tallinn Card

Meals

Seminar and conference rooms