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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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  • Location of Dance with Death which is not shown to its full potential behind reflective glass which hinders the view.  more »
  • This is a mid-priced museum, at 6.50 each per adult, it takes about half an hour to see everything. The old paintings and alter pieces are beautifully preserved, and the silver room is really somethin...  more »
  • And the Church has become a museum that could visit when closed was passed at only the appearance. Summer is winter break on Tuesday, closed on Monday. I like a place away from the Town Hall Square, so during a stroll through.
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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)