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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  • Petite museum that shows medieval art. The large "Dance of Death" painting along the back wall is the best of it's kind in the world and is beautifully presented. It is a reminder that we are all...  more »
  • Niguliste Church is not one of the art museums where you need hours or even days. But this quite compact museum has an exhibition with some of the most beautiful works of medieval art in all Europe...  more »
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