Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood

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Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood

Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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
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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Bernd V
1 contribution
Amazing time!
Jun 2021
Fantastic museums with amazing items of extraordinary quality. The guide was very insightful and a wonderful conversation partner. Loved this museum very much!
Written 4 July 2021
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Andres V
1 contribution
incredible collection
Jun 2021
Be sure to take a guided tour, you'll get amazingly interesting stories. The guide is a real expert. Without guide you will think "nothing special, just nice items". The story makes this exhibition great. Not for too young children.
Written 17 June 2021
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Kirby C
1 contribution
Outstanding!
Jun 2021 • Solo
Amazing experience! It just opened this month after COVID and it was a great time to go and see some the History of Estonia. And it also had History of many other countries! Definitely recommend going!
Written 3 June 2021
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Philipp R
4 contributions
Nothing special
Jul 2020
No idea, no structure, no logic, just nice items in small rooms in the province. Nothing special. Boring.
Written 1 June 2021
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Dear Philipp, thank you for visiting our "provincial" town in the midst of the pandemic last summer when our museum, like so many others, was closed and undergoing restoration. It was our pleasure to organize a free courtesy tour for you of our half-dismantled exhibition. We are glad that it has left a lasting impression, and that you are still thinking about our museum one year after you have visited it.
Written 15 June 2021
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Cornelius Rost
Guangzhou, China5 contributions
Huge concentration of history
Apr 2021 • Solo
An excellent museum, an interesting exhibition of a wide variety of orders and medals from all over the world. There are both state medals and orders, as well as orders of secret societies.
Written 6 May 2021
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Dear JK, thank you for your review! You were one of our first visitors since we opened after the pandemic with our renewed exhibition. We are very happy to see that it is a success! Best wishes in your travels!
Written 15 June 2021
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Anne A
1 contribution
Visit in museum
Jul 2020
All orders are masterfully made of high quality material.
All the medals given to the citizens of the country, the people, will fade, to them.

Everything has a history long and interesting.

Suitable for people who have read it before.
Written 18 August 2020
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Akaki
Moscow, Russia47 contributions
A rare jewel that can be easily overlooked.
Feb 2020
This is a private collection and probably one of the largest in the world. I was not expecting such an exuberant collection. All orders on display are originals. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 19 February 2020
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George P
9 contributions
The most amazing collection - must see!
Feb 2020 • Friends
An absolute wonder. An amazing collection. A must see if you love history and especially the history of knighthood. In-depth knowledge and great coverage!
Written 16 February 2020
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LizaLind
2 contributions
Loved it!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Went to see the “Jewels of freemasonry” exhibition and was super impressed! The main exhibition is also great.. the audio guides were very helpful and overall we loved our experience, Thank you!
Written 8 February 2020
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Rhianna C
13 contributions
Gotta love your medals
Dec 2019
As a history buff, I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the Orders of Knighthood from across the world. I got an easy to use audio guide as part of the entry fee. This goes for over an hour. So you may want to skp this, you don't really need it as signs are written in English.
Written 17 December 2019
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Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00