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Niguliste Museum

Niguliste 3, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
+372 644 9903
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Excellent visit

This is a deconsecrated church so is not hindered by trying to view in between religious services... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lesley S
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
Again worth a visit and sad it wasn't rebuilt in its former glory

The pre-war photographs show how wonderful it must have been but the simple style is still... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SaraBruxelles
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Bruxelles
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
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Niguliste 3, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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"religious art"
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"danse macabre"
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"st nicholas church"
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"altar piece"
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"silver collection"
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"reflective glass"
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"alter pieces"
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"original church"
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"on display"
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"nice gift shop"
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"outstanding collection"
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"bombing raids"
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"religious services"
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"concert hall"
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"lovely church"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a deconsecrated church so is not hindered by trying to view in between religious services. It was very quiet when we visited last weekend. I came to see the Bernt Notke's Danse Macabre which is situated at the far end of the building....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pre-war photographs show how wonderful it must have been but the simple style is still interesting. The museum is veryb informative, staff veryb helpful and it is so central in the Old Town

Thank SaraBruxelles
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

The original church has an interesting history and has been lovingly restored after the war and the fire in 1982. Some really interesting exhibits of silver work, lovely painted alter screens , fascinating frieze of the death dance from the 15th/16th century. Well worth a...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

We went to the Niguliste Museum at the end of a day, it is worth allowing more time. There is a display of many master craftsmen’s pendants, there are remarkable. In addition the organ was playing while we were there, it was superb. Interesting paintings,...More

1  Thank Pierre J
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Plan your trip carefully as the museum is closed on Mondays And Tuesdays. Since its rebuilding post almost total destruction at the end of WW2, and a subsequent unfortunate fire several decades later, it now hosts a museum. The displays are a mixture of various...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

I was really impressed both by the church and by its main masterpiece, The Danse Macabre by Notke. This place is pretty deserted and nobody will disturb you. Currently they have a collection of silver artworks and 5 forgotten paintings on display. They are definitely...More

2  Thank Elle_Ventrouge
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This church is a full-time museum with various part- time exhibitions and the constantly present Dance Macabre. It is very difficult to enjoy, however, as the protective shielding is totally unsuited for its task. I hope that the museum will find the resources to display...More

2  Thank bbtraveller404
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

I visited this church to see Bernt Notke's amazing gothic Dance Macabre Tapestry. This was something which I was really looking forward to in my trip to Tallinn. So it didn't bother me that we had to pay an entrance fee for the church. It...More

2  Thank J C
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This was originally built as a church in the 13th century. It is now magnificent art museum with spectacular religious artifacts as well some other art pieces. Its status as a church is still prevalent and sets a beautiful stage for the religious exhibits. There are easy...More

1  Thank CATTSAR
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

The church was originally built in 13th century, it is now part of the Estonian Art Museum. The most famous collection: Danse Macabre (the Dance of the Death), a huge painting by the Lubeck master Bernt Notke, painted in 1466. The other treasures include the...More

1  Thank aranjuezUSA
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