Ecclesiastical Art Collection

The collection in the Niguliste Museum holds the most valuable part of the medieval and early modern sacral art in Estonia. The stars of the collection are medieval retables and wooden sculptures from northern Germany and the Netherlands. The most remarkable work of art is the Lübeck master Bernt Notke’s rare Danse Macabre on canvas, originating at the end of the 15th century. The Niguliste Museum also holds the majority of the 15th to the 18th century post-Reformation sacral art, including early modern epitaphs, coat of arms epitaphs and candelabras. Other notable objects include nearly a hundred grave slabs from the 14th to the 17th centuries, displayed in the church.

Tarmo Saaret