Speciality Museums in Riga

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Speciality Museums in Riga

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What travellers are saying

  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK4,349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were in and out in under an hour and have to agree that the cellar area is probably the most interesting part of this building. We did smile at the painting of the horse looking directly at the artist!
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • daveashuk
    Bristol, UK746 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everyone should visit this museum, which shows what could happen to Ukraine , if Putin prevails and the difficulties of small nations staying independent when adjoining large powerful nations. The museum charts the Russian take over from 1940 to the early 90’s and independence , with a few years of German occupation. Entrance fee is €5 and it's modern, with a lot of information to view. Also worth seeing is the KGB museum in Riga.
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK4,349 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This unassuming entrance on the corner of a street takes you into a museum about the KGB. Lots to read about what happened behind the walls of the building. Entry is free, although they do have paid for tours of the cells which you’d ideally need to book in advance.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • Pat L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply an astonishing collection of cars and so many rarities!! Brezhnev's Royce... Russo balt. WOW! WOuld never have thought the museum could hold such vehicles on constant display! Next door there is an active race track too and perhaps at some summer days you can get to visit both in one go. Could be a great set.
    Written 6 March 2024
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK4,349 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Riga is blessed with a lot of art nouveau architecture and you can see what a typical apartment would’ve looked like at this museum. Wander through the rooms and speak to the staff who are all dressed in themed costume.
    Written 13 May 2024
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  • haka
    Detroit, MI287 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this open air museum recently. It was easy to access it, Tram 1 from town, short walk from last stop.

    The museum was half closed - only 4 and half houses were open for visitors. We walked around in the snow and still enjoyed what was available, it was very atmospheric and still many interesting wooden buildings, churches, windmills, all including some English description.

    We were a little unhappy to find out that no cafes were open - sitting in a warm cafe after the long walk in the snow would've been important for our experience. But we didn't have to worry for too long, the last open house we visited was the fishermen's village, manned by Mr Georg who invited us to sit down to the table in the warm, he offered some history and interesting facts regarding the museum and life in Latvia and he also invited us to a cup of coffee. Never before a black instant coffee tasted so good !!!! Mr Georg managed to pull the whole visit together for us and we left with such a happy and warm feeling.

    Great visit, great experience.
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • Go802885
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative experience, allows to walk in the shoes of blind people, appreciate what advantage you have in life.
    Written 3 November 2023
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  • oliviaa999
    Harrogate, UK19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super fascinating experience, small building but kept us busy for over an hour. Really interesting exhibits and great specimens for a bargain price
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • MN_Walkers
    Minneapolis, MN615 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well organized museum with lots of content. Five Euros admission; three Euros for seniors. The bulk of the exhibits concern the history of, and life in Riga; the exhibits on navigation make up only two rooms. Every item is identified (in Latvian in the exhibit cases themselves, in English, Russian and German in separate guidebooks available in each room). Exhibits cover the development of the city, life in the city, professions, crafts, guilds, games, clothing - it’s quite comprehensive. An entire room on silver works. There are even two severed hands of coin forgers. There is a separate exhibit, for an additional Euro, on the practice and art of restoration of items; that was also interesting. We spent a bit over two hours in all.
    Written 16 May 2023
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  • Colin & Anna Wilkinson
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good museum fantastic guide a must for any cycle, motorbike & car enthusiasts
    We did the museum on our way home as it is only a few minutes drive from the airport
    And not to forget the dog who is very friendly
    Written 29 January 2020
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  • Stacy R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favorite museum in Riga. You really feel like you’re travelling the world by seeing all of these hats from different cultures.
    Written 8 March 2022
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  • Ida Heiseldal
    Fredrikstad, Norway71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a fun little museum located on beautiful premises. Its purpose is quite simple, as it showcases fashion trends from centuries back, and it also has an interactive streak, which was pretty lovely. The basement display with music and audio was also quite lovely. The woman at the front desk was very accomodating and lovely, and the bar next door is so gorgeous, and a must-see when visiting this museum.
    Written 3 January 2024
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  • s0mersetb0y
    Somerset, UK984 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very interesting museum a little out the way for some but worth the walk!
    Had an audio guide in English that went into so much detail I’d probably be there 3 hours but I skipped bits. Lots of information on display and free entry
    Written 25 January 2024
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland31,247 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is located next to the Latvian National Library.

    It is always great to see real size old trains. Most of them are outside. However, you can get inside them only on guided tours.

    The museum interior is quite small but there was a big miniature railway. We were lucky to be there just when it was turned on at 14:30. It happens every hour.
    Written 3 April 2023
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  • Ivar T
    127 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A cosy little museum introducing the visitors to the world of pharmacy. The right place to bring whole families.
    The displays are well organized and the visitors get a good understanding of the pharmaceutical world
    Not all items were well described and that was a shame. However, I would still go back if I get the opportunity.
    Written 10 December 2023
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