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Niguliste Museum

Niguliste 3, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
+372 644 9903
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A Well Repurposed Venue

This former church has been tranformed into a museum of ecclesiastical art. The centerpiece is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Davanden
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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Something a bit different

I really liked this place. It is located in St Nicholas' Church which itself is a triumph of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RoverP
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Founded in the first half of the 13th century, this church was dedicated to St. Nicholas, the patron saint of merchants and seafarers, remained active as a place of worship until World War II and reopened in 1984 as a subsidiary of the Art Museum of Estonia.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Niguliste 3, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This former church has been tranformed into a museum of ecclesiastical art. The centerpiece is certainly the Dance of Death, a fragment of a much longer painting that reminds us that, great or small, we still must meet death in the end. However, don't miss...More

Thank Davanden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really liked this place. It is located in St Nicholas' Church which itself is a triumph of restoration having been destroyed by WW2 bombing raids. The church now houses medieval religious art, and whilst there is not a great deal, what there is is...More

Thank RoverP
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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 admission).

Thank LoungerLondon
Reviewed 11 August 2017

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.

Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed 6 August 2017

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 fascinating history. So interesting, in fact, that I wish more...More

Thank S S
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This very small museum is located in the Old Town and just a short walk from the Town Hall Square. The museum has mainly religious art works.

Thank BuddyPeter24
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This was probably the most disappointing of the many art galleries and museums I visited in Tallinn. It was listed in the Top Ten Tallin in my guide so I was expecting a little bit more. It is housed in St Nicholas' Church a medieval...More

Thank RobertJE
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Worth a visit but unfortunately cannot go up for views.Nevertheless an impressive building with several points of interest.

Thank happyholidays8
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Bombed during the war now totally renovated as a museum. There is still an impressive organ where there are regular international organ festivals. The structure is open, bringht containing impressive exhibits. The most famous is the large painting on wood panels called Danse Macabre. Though...More

Thank Barry T
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The religious art collection is small (and not my thing), so I wouldn't pay the entry fee for the art. I loved the light and the openness of the interior space, however, and am glad I saw it.

Thank ThreeNames
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