Niguliste MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Niguliste 3, 10146 Tallinn, Estonia
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +372-6314330
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 00:40 Mins
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
Niguliste Museum - Review
Located in the St. Nicholas' Church, the Niguliste Museum is known for its exquisite art collection with medieval tombstones, a gorgeous alter, paintings, historic silver ware that belonged to the guild of Tallinn and a modern art collection of the church that completes the experience.
If you love history and art, take a tour of the place to understand the stories of the historic art dating back to the 15th century!
Niguliste Museum Ticket Prices
- Adults: Euros 5
- Concessions: Euros 3
- Family Ticket: Euros 10
- International Museum Night (museum is open 6:00 pm –11:00 pm) and International Museum Day.
Fro other prices, visit the official website.
Niguliste Museum Hours
- May–September: Tickets may be purchased until 30 minutes before the museum closes.
- October–April: Tickets may be purchased until 30 minutes before the museum closes.
- Closed three hours earlier: 23 and 31 December, 23 February, 22 June
How To reach Niguliste Museum by Public Transport
- By Bus: Vabaduse valjak
- By Light Rail/ Tram: Vabaduse valjak
- By Taxi
- By renting a Car / Bike.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Niguliste Museum
2.06% of people who visit Tallinn include Niguliste Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
50% of people start their Niguliste Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Niguliste Museum
70% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Niguliste Museum
Niguliste Museum Trips
Niguliste Museum, Tallinn Reviews
Exquisite altarpieces, medieval burial slabs and other works of religious art can be seen in this 1230-era church-turned-museum.Saints, dancing skeletons and silver – not to mention the occasional organ concert – are the main attractions here. Founded by German merchant/settlers from the island of Gotland, the sturdy church was designed to double as a fortress in the days before the town wall was built. The building survived the Reformation looting of 1523, but wasn't so lucky in the 20th century when it was destroyed by World War II bombs. Since its restoration in the 1980s, St. Nicholas' has functioned as a museum specialising in works of religious art, most famously Bernt Notke's beautiful but spooky painting Danse Macabre (Dance with Death). Intricate altarpieces, baroque chandeliers and centuries-old burial slabs are also on display, while the Silver Chamber is home to stunning works by members of town's craft guilds.
Best place to listen for the organ music. The way the seats arranged allows to fully enjoy the acoustic of the place. You literally feel the sound of it with your body. A bit costy entrance, but you get to see the silver chamber exposition and famous "Totetanz"(death dance) fragment. It is authors miniature copy painting which is THE MUST SEE if you are in Tallinn.
This 13th century church has undergone serious renovation after being nearly destroyed during WWII. Beautiful, airy and spacious, it is now used as a concert hall and art museum. Apart from the permanent exhibition there are also always interesting temporary exhibitions running.
It's a medieval former church. It was dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the patron of the fishermen and sailors. Originally built in the 13th century, it was partially destroyed in Soviet Bombing of Tallinn in World War II. It has since been restored and today houses a branch of the Art Museum of Estonia, and is also used as a concert hall.
Beautiful and historic medieval church.