The New Almshouse that was built for the city poor became the church for the Swedish congregation after the Great Northern War. The restored church, which was used as a gymnasium during the Soviet period, has been re-consecrated. The church has a Baroque altar (Joachim Armbrust) and pulpit as well as a unique baptistery (Christian Ackermann, 1680). Thanks to its good acoustics, the Swedish St. Michael’s Church is a popular concert venue. The Museum of Estonian Swedes is also located in the church, which is open to visitors by prior arrangement.