Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood

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Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood

Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
If you like history, mythology, jewellery and design, or are a serious scholar of phaleristics - be sure to plan a visit to the Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood. Among our most prized possessions are decorations of the Orders of the Garter, the Golden Fleece, Malta, Black Eagle and the Legion of Honour. The museum introduces visitors to the history of various Orders of Chivalry by presenting their exquisite badges, stars and collars - true masterpieces of art and craftsmanship, often lavishly decorated with diamonds, rubies and emeralds. Many are of an immense historical value as they once belonged to emperors, princes and princesses, famous military commanders, presidents, and politicians. Highlights of the collection include the Order of the White Eagle which belonged to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, insignia of the Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie and Britain’s Princess Mary’s star of the Order of the British Empire and many others.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Tallinn, Estonia1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Friends
I visited here a few years ago then it closed during COVID- but now back open. It holds one of the best collections of medals and decorations I have seen - many of which are very rare and works of art from a jewellery point of view - so wether you are interested in history or just like fascinating stories - this is must ( and a great escape form the winter weather). This collection is world class and would not be out of place in a London or Paris - but here it is in Tallinn
Written January 17, 2022
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Emilia A
Helsinki, Finland1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Friends
An AMAZING and engaging experience!! The incredible collection of gorgeous and intricate pieces this place are home to is only made more amazing by our knowledgeable and passionate host!! We had the greatest time at this place and I definitely recommend this place for anyone visiting Tallinn. I will truly remember this place and will be visiting next time I'm in Tallinn!
My bf loved the gift I got for him from your shop :)
❤️ Emilia and Ninni from Tuesday
Written January 12, 2022
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Curtis D
1 contribution
Dec 2021
What quickly became clear as we entered this museum was the owner's great passion for the subject. We were captivated by his explanation of different orders and specific medallions. He was very kind and helpful.

The museum has an impressive number of medals and a few different uniforms, as well as plenty of information about the history of different orders and the symbolism they chose.

This is a unique experience, which I recommend for anyone who enjoys history or simply shiny things ;)

You can also dress up and take some pictures as medieval or renaissance characters.
Written December 30, 2021
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Frank D
2 contributions
Dec 2021
Very well kept building / rooms. Gift shop contains replicas of most/all of what the museum holds. The staff was extremely kind and knowledgeable. Stop and talk to them about their collections and also, if you're into Cold War history, there is a gentleman that can tell you from his own personal experience.
Written December 21, 2021
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Audrey Houle
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Oct 2021 • Couples
It was excellent !! We arrived there and the staff ask us where we come from, and we said Canada, Montréal (french part). They were so kind with us and one guide gave us a postcard and offer us a guided tour. We were so glad that he took the time to explain every piece of history about this museum. We asked him a lot of questions and he had the answer for us. When he knew we were from the french part of Canada, he even knew about the province of Québec and the history about the "Référendum" he showed us some jowels about the France and Louis 14. He as also talked with us about his vision of the soviet army and it was very emotional, it was special for us to talk with someone who lived under the soviet time. Also, i really love the history about Queen Victoria and Albert and they have some jowels about them and also about the queen Elisabeth II. Beautiful museum and very kind guide!!!
Written December 19, 2021
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sophie b
4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
The museum is great! Wonderful things from all over the world and the tour guide knows so much about every single item. It's a small place so you can definitely fit it into your trip, and I highly recommend it!
Written December 19, 2021
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andrea c
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
Amazing experience. The museum is full of interesting stuff, such as badges and medals, middle age clothes from all over the world. The staff is very nice and available to help your experience by telling you about interesting places to visit. It is a must see in Tallinn.
Written November 18, 2021
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ATL
1 contribution
Oct 2021
Many places, Tallinn included, have museums of art, natural history, etc. This is a much more unique collection. The closest I've seen would be a monarchy's regalia, but you'd only be seeing a single country's at a time. Here, the collection spans the globe & the entire history of these organizations/awards. The English documentation is extensive & the staff volunteered their own in addition in the form of a guided tour. Interestingly, the history represented is also quite relevant to the location (Livonia) itself. There's something for just about everyone: impressive displays of opulence, military & geopolitical history, anthropology, etc.
Written November 15, 2021
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Sára K
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Family
Impressive collection of variety of badges and orders from all around the world! Kind owner was really helpful and ready to answer all of our questions. Highly recommended even for those who are not that into orders. It could change ones mind.
Written October 31, 2021
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Vize V
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Solo
Excellent museum and interesting excursion!!! It is worth visiting. Also don't forget to visit the shop which is near the museum.
Written October 25, 2021
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Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM