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The Fat Margaret welcomes visitors of museum night to roof terrace

The Estonian Maritime Museum will participate in this year’s national museum night on the evening of Saturday, May 20, with the Fat Margaret museum only. The Maritime Museum’s Seaplane Harbour closes its doors at the usual time at 19:00, and the Maritime Museum advises museum enthusiasts at night to head to Fat Margaret defense tower on the edge of Tallinn’s old town.

“The Venice exhibition is exposed in the hangars of the Seaplane Harbour, where several rare and expensive exhibits are exhibited. The security systems of the exhibition and the special requirements for the preservation of unique objects do not allow a large number of visitors to access all areas of the exposition at night. In order to avoid confusion and misunderstandings, the hangars of Seaplane Harbour will remain closed this time on the night of the museum, and the Maritime Museum recommends instead to enjoy the Fat Margaret, where wonderful views from the cafe on the roof terrace can be observed,” explained Jaano Martin Ots, Head of Communications of the Maritime Museum

Since the exhibition in Fat Margaret contains a lot of digital solutions, hands-on activities and other objects for participation, the maritime museum asks visitors to take into account that their own food, drinks and pets are not welcome in the museum. For example, there are several models that can be put together from building blocks and a unique tactile ship model, which allows even the visually impaired to understand the shape and parts of a historic sailing ship. However, no one has to suffer from hunger and thirst, as the rooftop cafe Maru on the terrace of Fat Margaret will be opened on the night of the museum. Also, additional tourguides will be present.

On the night of the museum, the ticket costs 1 euro and it entitles you to stay in Paksu Margareeta until 23:00.

Additional information about the exhibitions open in Paksus Margareeta can be found on the website