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Niguliste Museum

Niguliste 3, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
+372 644 9903
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Niguliste Museum

This very small museum is located in the Old Town and just a short walk from the Town Hall Square... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BuddyPeter24
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Sydney, Australia
Small collection of religious artifacts

This was probably the most disappointing of the many art galleries and museums I visited in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RobertJE
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London, 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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Niguliste 3, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Thank happyholidays8
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

At first going down the stairs and couldn't ask anyone it looked like nothing was there other than a ruin from a church. Then we decided to look further the 2nd time we walked downstairs and we found out that inside (deep inside 🙄) was...More

Thank Hirlsa H
Reviewed 8 June 2017

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 from plague time in the 15th century - will send shivers down your spine! The skeletal...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 28 May 2017

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.

Thank OandA-London
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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.

Thank Taco-Wednesday
Reviewed 28 April 2017

an excellent and fabulous piece of art and style. The church contains valuable pieces of art and symbolizes the struggle to get the closest to the uptown, as those days this uphill was the place of hglamour and prestige. it was heavily bombed in 1944...More

Thank katriq
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