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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. To visit Niguliste Museum on your trip to Tallinn, use our Tallinn vacation route planner.
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  • Lovely church, beautifully restored after considerable bomb damage in WWII. Now houses stunning collection of medieval art including guild silver ware. High spot probably the 'Dance of Death' painting...  more »
  • This is another of the important Tallinn landmarks. Though originally a church, it now houses an ecclesiastical museum, for which the charge seemed rather steep.  more »
  • This is a bit underwhelming as there are not a whole lot of exhibitions, and the one worth seeing (Dance with Death) is behind reflective glass.  more »
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  • Some old items which are interesting. A lot of reconstruction done. Not a huge collection and doesn't take long to get around. Not much to entertain children.
  • The famous danse macabre painting is not the only interesting piece of art there. The staff is very helpful and friendly
  • A great old church with a plethora of history.
  • Beautiful church. A must see if you are visiting Tallinn!
  • The Museum (Church) is closed on Monday & Tuesday during winter season (01 Oct to 30 Apr)