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. Use our Tallinn trip itinerary maker site to arrange your visit to Niguliste Museum and other attractions in Tallinn.
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  • If you have a couple of hours at least to read the comments for an array of original religious pieces dating back to 15th century so that you could crack the historical code of coats of arms or tomb s...  more »
  • We tried to visit the church and the museum several times, at normal times (in the middle of the day) but each time we had to give up because it was closed. The opening is only scheduled on some days of the week...
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