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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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  • Nigulste church is an architectual wonder as it seems to have been added too over the centuries. What makes this church extremely special is the number of goose-bump provoking concerts you will hear. ...  more »
  • Mind you, there is also St.Nicholas Orthodox Church in Tallin-well worth a visit in its own right but smaller. Thee St.Nicholas is also a seat of Niguliste Museum-museum of ecclesiastical(church), pre...  more »
  • The temple is located near the Town Hall square. During the second world war, the building suffered very much. Now there is a branch of the Art Museum of Estonia. The exposition is pretty interesting and even unusual, collected here: altars, headstones from the middle ages, wooden confessionals, statues and other artifacts. But the most interesting object is the surviving fragment of famous paintings with eerie "dance of death". Here once again affirms the truth-everyone is equal before death and simple man and the emperor.
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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)