Attractions & museums
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    Niguliste Museum and viewing platform

    The museum in the Niguliste Church, which was built in the 13th century, is one of the few museums housed in a sacral building. Enjoy ecclesiastical art in its historical context: here you will find medieval tombstones, unique altars and Tallinn's most famous artwork, a fragment of Bernt Notke's painting the Danse Macabre (the 'Dance of Death'). This more than five-hundred-year-old painting mediates the worldview of the Middle Ages but is still relevant today. The silver items from churches, guilds, and the Brotherhood of Blackheads exhibited in the Silver Chamber are especially valuable. A glass lift takes visitors to the church tower and skydeck, which offer a 360° view of the Old Town.

    glass lift takes visitors to the church tower and skydeck, which offer a 360° view of the Old Town.

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    • Great Museum!

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      June 3, 2024 By samueljV3447EM

      Great museum in the heart of old town Tallinn. Definatley makes this a must visit. Art and history are great and the trip up the bell tower gives an amazing view.

    • Very beautiful views from the tower

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      April 6, 2024 By valentinabP8342NR

      Very beautiful views through the tower windows and interesting exhibits in the church museum. Authentic wooden sculptures and paintings takes you to the Middle Ages.

    • What a view and a lot of Church /Tallinn history

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      March 16, 2024 By MarkusS3871

      Very interesting church/museum. New lift is incredible and using that makes it possible to see a amazing scenery of Tallinn. Even in foggy weather it was great to see. Danse Macabre was impressive... Read more comments