Winner of the 2020 Best of the Best Awards!

Click here to see reviews and photographs on TripAdvisor Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood Wins 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Award Based on our visitors’ reviews in 2019, the Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood has been recognized as...

From Fraternities to Awards

A new exhibition is scheduled to open on 15 November 2020 The treasures on display will include the famous badge of Peter the Great (Order of the White Eagle), Princess Mary’s diamond star (Order of the British Empire), Empress Carlota’s diamond badge...

Closed for Renovations

Dear Friends! In our effort to bring you more interesting exhibits, we are reconstructing our showcases to make room for amazing new historical objects, including order robes and weapons! For this the museum will be closed untill the end of September. To our friends...
Hubert, Charles and Henry

Hubert, Charles and Henry

by Catherine Lapinsh and Kristjan Kaljusaar There are many German orders on display at the Tallinn Museum of Orders of Knighthood, however, there are two sets of insignia – of the Order of St Hubert and of the Order of St Henry – that deserve special mention in...
The Order of Malta

The Order of Malta

The history of the religious military orders begins after the First Crusade that culminated in the conquest of Jerusalem in 1099. In the winter of 1119–20, a group of knights in the Holy Land formed a religious brotherhood with the aim of protecting pilgrims who...