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Estonian Maritime Museum

Originally standing a mere 300m from the sea, Fat Margaret (built 1510 — 1529) once guarded the entrance to Tallinn's busiest street. Built as apart of city defence system after incarnations as a barracks and prison, the cannon tower now houses the Maritime Museum (Eesti Meremuuseum, founded 1935).
Address: Pikk 70
 
Enthusiasts can spend hours examining four floors of nautical charts, models and other paraphernalia.
Within four floors one can get a through vision of Estonian seaman and fishing history. A shipyard, craftsmanship, harbours navigation techniques and lighthouses. At the first floor there is constantly changing exhibitions. The oldest objects at the museum are fishing tools that are made of bone and horn and are from time before Christ.