I just realized that I forgot to blog about one more museum in Tallinn – the Estonian Maritime Museum. The museum is relatively new, and its centerpiece is an old cog – a Medieval merchant ship.
It was built at the end of the 13th century, and it sailed for quite a long time until it sank in the mid-14th century. The ship was discovered and lifted from the sea in 2015. Now, the cog, along with hundreds of artifacts discovered on the wreck, occupy the museum’s first floor.
The second floor exhibits the history of the sailing ships.
Here, visitors can try to make different sea knots. Being from a Navy family, Boris knows all these knots and can make them with his eyes closed. He could not sand the imperfections and redid all of the knots 🙂
The Third floor displays the history of the steam-powered ships, and the fourth floor- the modern motor vessels.
There is an observation deck and a cafe on the top of Fat Margaret, but since it was pouring rain we didn’t get out there.
The rain only became worse when we exited the museum, and we decided that there are still enough cafes to explore 🙂
And then we decided that our mission was accomplished and headed back to the ferry.