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Address: Niguliste 3, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
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+372 644 9903
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Founded in the first half of the 13th century, this church was dedicated to...

Founded in the first half of the 13th century, this church was dedicated to St. Nicholas, the patron saint of merchants and seafarers, remained active as a place of worship until World War II and reopened in 1984 as a subsidiary of the Art Museum of Estonia.

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We visited the museum especially to look at the dance macabre but the inside is filled with history. They have a place where they are examining the old artworks with infra red... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

But it is just one picture - very old, very famous and rather big, yes, but still only one! Not worth 6 euro of entrance fee, as the rest of the church is just an ordinary church. I was much more entertained by the Chrismas tree decorated with sculls and skeletons, but I don't know how long they keep it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We visited the museum especially to look at the dance macabre but the inside is filled with history. They have a place where they are examining the old artworks with infra red machines which has shown up interesting things beneath the original works. The old coats of arms on the tombstones are really interesting as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The famous danse macabre painting is not the only interesting piece of art there. The staff is very helpful and friendly

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is no longer a church but is an excellent art gallery and museum. This is a must see attraction while you are up in the upper old walled city area on Toompea hill. After the overlook this was the next place our guide took us. It costs 10 euros for any size family. Its about equally a museum and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Niguliste Museum used to be a church as one can see from the architecture. Today it is a branch of the Estonian Art museum. Its most famous exhibit is Bernd Notke's 15th century masterpiece Dance Macabre. Also of note are the altar and a chamber full of silverware.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Niguliste Museum is within St Nicholas Church. It is situated at the top of Toompea Hill and a short walk from Freedom Square beyond the Victory Column. The museum has art works going back to medieval times. Quite a few of the works of art came from the church itself. Most of the art depicts Estonian history and dates... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

During our walking in Tallinn’s Old Town we've visited Niguliste Museum in St. Nicholas' Church, were exposed picture “Dance of Death” (or “Danse Macabre”) created by Lubeck master Bernt Notke. The painting reminds about frailty and fragility of all earthly things and the inevitability of death…

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Got in here free with Tallinn Card. Not sure if worth the 5 euros alone but the relatively sparse interior has some lovely art. The Dance of Death is impressive but the glass protecting it makes the painting lose some of its allure. Was inside about half an hour/

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I found this ecclesiastical church museum visit to be one of the most profound and wonderfully serene, soul and spirit provoking visits I've made. It is truly a treasure of great proportions - a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I was here several years ago and went again this year to visit the museum. This museum was once the St. Nicholas' Church originally built in the 13th century. I don't have my photos from the first visit, and I didn't have a working camera this time, which is annoying because I remember the inside as being very old and... More 

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