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Excellent museum

The exhibits were outstanding in themselves and in their presentation. There was a lot of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
StellaW598
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Medieval Concert

This museum is part of the St. Nicholas Church. We had the opportunity to listen to a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ron S
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

We had the Tallin card and the museum was included so we went inside the church to visit it and the museum. Historically interesting, beautiful peaces of paintings and furnitures from the medieval age. The most attractive piece probably is the painting "The dance of the death". There is also a small gift shop inside the building.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

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 stones in other churches, or for organ music aficionados, that's the place to be. The concerts are listed on visit Tallinn dot com, so if you are a group leader please make sure your group is not in during that time or that your tour guide silently points at the relevent lines in the descriptions to read important information for your tourists individually instead of whispering loud enough to break thru the organ playing. I am not sure we all paid those 6 euros to hear somebody speaking French for 10 minutes out of a 40-minute concert.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

A pretty church with the main attraction which is The Dance of Death. I think it is a bit overpriced to pay €6 to go inside but I do understand that the cost of maintenance of this building is quiet high. There is a small gift shop and toilets downstairs.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 26, 2019

Although Tallinn old town appears to have survived WW2 bombing relatively intact, this church, St Nicholas' Church, was hit during bombing in 1944 and the tower was damaged. It has since been rebuilt as a museum rather than a church and is used for concerts as well as religious and art displays. There is a wing of the church dedicated to a fragment of a rare 'Danse Macabre' painted on canvas. Other exhibits include silverware and the altarpiece. The church is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarkW55
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

Niguliste Museum is St Nicholas' Church, reconstructed after being bombed by the Soviet Air Force in 1944. Rather than being restored exactly to its previous state, it has become a museum of ecclestiastical art, complete with a small but outstanding collection of works, including a 'Dance Macabre', alterpieces which show Tallinn's Hanseatic cultural connections with the north German world, and photographs of the church's pre-1944 condition. Entrance is through the basement, which contains a shop and exhibits.

Date of experience: February 2019
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