Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood

Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood

Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
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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.
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Ron21Edin
Edinburgh, United Kingdom29 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
This was a great find of a museum. It might well be unique. It is a fascinating travel back through time and around the world in the form of the myriad of orders of knighthood. Many of the jewel encrusted exhibits must be priceless.
A well presented collection. Allow an hour or two for the extensive collection.
Written 1 September 2022
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Giorgi B
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Aug 2022
It is absolutely amazing! Never expected to see anything like this, they literally have every order I've ever heard of and tons more! And special thanks to a wonderful Estonian gentleman, who was a paragon of helpfulness and patience. I cannot recommend this place highly enough, anyone, who is interested in heraldry, orders, knights and even masons - should visit. You can even buy some real-life insignia in the museum shop!
Written 29 August 2022
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Jahniece M
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Aug 2022 • Friends
This is place is amazing! The owner is very kind and speaks English very well. The museum has the descriptions in English, Russian and Estonian and it has audio guided tours. The pieces are beautiful unique and originals. They have orders from all over the global( Asian orders, African orders, Latin American orders). They have a section for Orders meant for Women and they have stuff on the Freemason as well. It is a cute little museum and it is worth every cent. You don’t want to miss!!
Written 21 August 2022
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Ulrike W
Kassel, Germany3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Fantastic experience! Highly recommend. Very interesting history badges and more. Very friendly manager
Written 16 August 2022
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Peter
Schriesheim, Germany2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
The museum holds a large collection of orders from all over the world. It is a cozy and intimate place, with very friendly staff. As a gimmick, you get to shoot selfies in knighthood attire.
Written 10 August 2022
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Juri G
1 contribution
Jul 2022
We visit this unique museum once in a while since they change and update exhibition. And every visit we enjoy it! Real touch of living history, beauty of orders and ceremonial robes makes the visit a fascinating experience! The small private museum with 3d in the world collection.
Written 26 July 2022
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Margaret M
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Jul 2022 • Couples
Very enjoyable visit. We recognised a few of the exhibits and enjoyed learning more about them all. We would like to return some time.
Written 25 July 2022
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Liina
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Jul 2022 • Friends
The one receptionist was very surprised that Estonians. He told us stories about the orders. You would definitely need headphones to listen to the audio from the phone. A very pleasant visit.
Written 25 July 2022
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Akd
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Friends
A must visit place for all history buffs. Liked it a lot. Many different orders, even kids will love it
Written 23 July 2022
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Trang N
Ho Chi Minh1 contribution
Jun 2022
We arrived early morning and were greeted with warm welcome. Museum staff was super friendly and helpful. He took the time to walk us up to the 1st room of the museum and showed us around with a detailed introduction of the museum and its collections. Everything was put in order so that even amateurs like us 2 Vietnamese girls can easily allocate and understand thoroughly.
Written 29 June 2022
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