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Niguliste Museum, Tallinn
(4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We visited the museum especially to look at the dance macabre but the inside is filled with history. They have a place where they are examining the old artworks with infra red machines which has shown...  more »
  • of works of art of great value in this church in the lower part of the town. Well worth the price of admission and close attention to detail. Amazing dance macabre, but here's the flaw that we cannot understand the visit to this site. who is responsible for this production unworthy? Aside from the aforementioned lack of cleanliness of the panels which protect is the very material that are made and the lighting to be totally unsuitable. Can any of the editors you are then placed in front of much wonderment to realize that so you can enjoy the beauty of the details, but that the reflections do not allow even admire it for good in entirety? Boh
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  • Nikolaikyrkja is today also the museum, and a part of the innhaldet has great interest. Særleg debt that the fragment of the dance of death, Dance Macabre by Bernt Notke, probably, as the layers a similar image in Lubeck, broadcast the 1460. But it is also a special altar piece in the Church. Well worth a visit.
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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)