Estonian Maritime Museum

The Estonian Maritime Museum is located in Fat Margaret, an old cannon tower. Its exhibition provides an excellent overview of Estonia as a maritime country. Over four floors you will see a variety of items related to the sea – old-fashioned diving and fishing equipment, various items found on the sea bed, maritime charts and more. The museum also has a remarkable collection of model ships, from old sailing boats to modern submarines. We also allow  braver visitors onto the roof to enjoy the view of the Old Town and the sea.


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  • Jo L Jo L

    Interesting historical perspective

    We arent really into "Maritime" things as such, but this was interesting! Make sure you go onto the roof top if its a nice day - some lovely views and a different perspective from the other vantage...

  • Tinde_K Tinde_K

    A bit more descriptive

    It's hard to beat the Seaplane Harbour, but this is still quite user-friendly museum with many interesting exhibits. You can see they try really hard, on my visit, some info tags were removed and...

  • BuckieDoddie BuckieDoddie

    If you want to learn more about the history of Tallinn visit here

    I enjoyed a most educational visit and was fascinated by the history of Tallinn and its place in the history of the region and beyond. The model ships were absolutely beautifully made and presented...

Features and amenities


Pikk tänav 70, Kesklinna linnaosa, Tallinn

Getting there

The best way to reach the museum is to walk from the Old Town along Pikk Street. The closest bus stop is near Linnahall on Põhja Avenue, where buses no. 3 and 8 stop. The closest tram stop is Linnahall, on lines no. 1 and 2. Those coming by car must take the parking regulations of the Old Town into account. Coaches can park on Mere Avenue; there is also a paying car park on Uus Street.


  • Signposted
  • By public transport
  • By car

Stops nearby

Bus: Linnahall
Tram: Linnahall


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