Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood

Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood

Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood
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Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
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
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Stefan S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and informative collection
    Interesting and informative collection of (original!) different orders from around the world (mostly european but there are examples of South-American, African and Asian orders as well). The curators are well-informed, very friendly and keen to share their knowledge
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 May 2023
  • AAleR
    Saint John, Canada430 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy place
    This visit will take longer than you think. There is an extensive display, well narrated and informative. The venue is small, so it can become a little crowded if there are many fellow visitors. The many audio devices playing in different languages do at times make for some distraction. The visit will take more time than you think, specifically if you are on a multi venue day sightseeing trip.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 July 2023
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best Pageantry and Honours collection is in Tallinn, Estonia
    You just might miss the entrance here since it’s on a busy cafe street. But go inside if you love: military or chivalry or jewels or pageantry or royalty. The private collection is stunning. And the various orders around the world are well explained. Fascinating subject in lil’ ole Tallinn! If they would put all the exhibit descriptions into one booklet I would buy for several people. So cool. A few steps down (for the weak knees).
    Visited August 2023
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Alessandro F
    Rome, Italy116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An hidden gem: a particular museum of high historical-cultural profile about the awards in all the Countries.
    An unexpected treasure: a small museum of three room but very well organize. The pieces on display are prestigious and in good conservative state: we hope you’ll add more in your collection. Audio guide service in many languages ... but let's wait in Italian!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 September 2023
  • Sandro R
    Oegstgeest, The Netherlands3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In Guide Michelin parlance - well worth a trip!
    My good friend Enzo and I just completed a brief but excellent trip to the Tallinn museum of orders of knighthood. The museum exhibits a large array of exquisite orders of knighthood from a large number of countries, focussing on the era before 1918. The collection includes many unique pieces, all of which are very well presented, and is a treat for phaleristic enthousiast, collectors and laymen alike. Our visit was made even more enjoyable by the very kind reception we received from the museum's head curator Catherine Lapinsh and the very kind staff at the museum. In Guide Michelin parlance - well worth a trip! Kind regards, Sandro
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 November 2023
  • Kelly C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit!
    Definitely worth the visit— with the audio guide, you can learn all there is to know about the history of knighthood. It’s an amazing private collection, and hard to comprehend how so much history can be contained within just a few rooms. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Worth the visit!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 January 2024
  • Inna F
    Chicago, Illinois4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Rare Precious Museum in the heart of Tallinn!
    The Orders of Knighthood was very interesting. It’s amazing to discover how the world is connected by these Orders. Andrus, the manager of the museum, was very friendly, knowledgeable, full of passion about history and culture and he was also very helpful. If there’s anything I would like to suggest, is maybe lower down the price of entrance tickets so that more people can come visit and discover this precious jewel. I am both American and Filipino, and my friend and I were so excited to see a display from the Philippines!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 January 2024
  • Benjamin H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum, Lovely Director
    The museum is great, filled with medals from various parts of the world. It's interesting to see how similar and different they can be from one another. There's also quite a few facts about each one and is just generally quite interesting. Even better is the curator, Andrus, he's a lovely guy who talked to me and my friends before and after our visit to the actual museum part and he also recommended a few places to go to and a few places not to bother with.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 February 2024
  • Joel
    United Kingdom29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but brilliant museum
    The museum is small but very interesting, having 3 rooms consisting of orders of knighthood from many countries. It was really interesting to see so many of them. In one place. The audioguide was easy to use and very informative. The museum curator was also very friendly and helpful, we had an interesting conversation with him and he gave us free postcards and advice on where else to visit in Talinn. Would reccomend!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 April 2024
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Joel
United Kingdom29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The museum is small but very interesting, having 3 rooms consisting of orders of knighthood from many countries. It was really interesting to see so many of them. In one place. The audioguide was easy to use and very informative. The museum curator was also very friendly and helpful, we had an interesting conversation with him and he gave us free postcards and advice on where else to visit in Talinn. Would reccomend!
Written 5 April 2024
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Aaron V
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Terrible service. Unpleasent stay, staff where a little unproffessional as they didnt speak good english. The tour was very slowly paced and certain individuals left the tour early.
Written 29 March 2024
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Benjamin H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The museum is great, filled with medals from various parts of the world. It's interesting to see how similar and different they can be from one another. There's also quite a few facts about each one and is just generally quite interesting. Even better is the curator, Andrus, he's a lovely guy who talked to me and my friends before and after our visit to the actual museum part and he also recommended a few places to go to and a few places not to bother with.
Written 16 February 2024
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Chloe Binmore
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
It was lovely having a chat with a local telling us all about the area. He also gave us great advice of best places to go and told us all about the hipster areas!! Would definitely recommend a trip!
Written 16 February 2024
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Inna F
Chicago, IL4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
The Orders of Knighthood was very interesting. It’s amazing to discover how the world is connected by these Orders. Andrus, the manager of the museum, was very friendly, knowledgeable, full of passion about history and culture and he was also very helpful. If there’s anything I would like to suggest, is maybe lower down the price of entrance tickets so that more people can come visit and discover this precious jewel. I am both American and Filipino, and my friend and I were so excited to see a display from the Philippines!
Written 11 January 2024
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Kelly C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Definitely worth the visit— with the audio guide, you can learn all there is to know about the history of knighthood. It’s an amazing private collection, and hard to comprehend how so much history can be contained within just a few rooms. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Worth the visit!
Written 8 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sandro R
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
My good friend Enzo and I just completed a brief but excellent trip to the Tallinn museum of orders of knighthood.

The museum exhibits a large array of exquisite orders of knighthood from a large number of countries, focussing on the era before 1918. The collection includes many unique pieces, all of which are very well presented, and is a treat for phaleristic enthousiast, collectors and laymen alike. Our visit was made even more enjoyable by the very kind reception we received from the museum's head curator Catherine Lapinsh and the very kind staff at the museum.

In Guide Michelin parlance - well worth a trip!

Kind regards,
Sandro
Written 21 November 2023
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mikehm
Bedford, United Kingdom92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
An extraordinary collection of rare and precious Orders from around the world, beautifully displayed, and comprehensively described.
Written 10 November 2023
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Igor M
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
A museum with amazing stories to tell about world's history, fashion, vanity, pride and courage. Make sure that someone guides you through the collection - even more fun!
Written 12 September 2023
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Alessandro F
Rome, Italy116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
An unexpected treasure: a small museum of three room but very well organize.
The pieces on display are prestigious and in good conservative state: we hope you’ll add more in your collection.
Audio guide service in many languages ... but let's wait in Italian!
Written 4 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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