Niguliste Museum, Tallinn

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Housed in a former medieval-era church, Niguliste Museum hosts primarily religious artwork. While the church dates back to the 13th century, the museum didn't open until after World War II. Now the facility features a collection of hundreds of pieces, with an emphasis on the Northern Renaissance. As you wander the halls, admire centuries of ecclesiastical art from around Europe. You'll see several paintings and panels that once adorned altars. Don't miss what is perhaps the museum's most important piece: a fragment of the "Dance of Death" painting, which displays various medieval depictions of death. Check the website for information on temporary exhibits. Use our Tallinn trip itinerary maker site to arrange your visit to Niguliste Museum and other attractions in Tallinn.
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  • Nice old church with a courtyard and a nice gift shop! Not much interesting stuff to see to be honest but the Danse Macabre is really rather special and well worth seeing (even worth the 7 Euro admiss...  more »
  • Very beautiful church, such a peaceful yard to walk around a little, and great street behind it with beautiful houses. Interior not very interesting to me though.  more »
  • Unlike the other churches we came across in Tallinn and Helsinki, this church is no longer used for religious services. It's now employed as a museum and venue for hire. The building itself has a fasc...  more »

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