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National History Museum of Latvia

Brivibas bulvaris 32, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 221 357
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good48%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
16 May 2018
“Brief visit, unexpected splendour...”
11 Aug 2017
“Comprehensive Yet Compact”
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Brivibas bulvaris 32, Riga 1050, Latvia
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+371 67 221 357
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

I have walked past this building for years and never understood there was and is a Museum of History inside, divided on separate floors. Some of that is covers is Latvia's history from under Communist rule, early 1905(?) revolution days, as well as further back...More

Thank HenriqueIndo
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Really good museum about the history of Latvia from the first humans to 1990's. Wall/stand texts are only in Latvian and Russian, but there are booklets and guidebooks in english which are very good. :)

Thank Henri S
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building and interesting but the staff in general are so rude in their attitude. They need a lesson on how to interact with tourists interested in their culture.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Tidy, well organized and covers everything in Latvia in the past 4000 years. Rarely visited, you will have it all to yourself. Has English translations in folders by the doors to the halls. Also has displays to appeal to children. We enjoyed it more than...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

If you come here to get a better handle on Latvian history and you don't speak Latvian or Russian, you'll be disappointed. What you'll find is room after room of artifacts, with very little information on how each piece fits into the overall puzzle. They...More

1  Thank Clay56
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

This museum is ready to be great but unfortunately there aren't enough English translations. There is a one page summary in each room you can grab from a folder. The 2nd floor, I believe temporary exhibits, and 3rd floor, permanent, have beautiful display cases with...More

1  Thank RoundTheWorld38
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting exhibition for all ages. Educational and cultural heritage from ancient times till novadays. Many interactive possibilities for understand this culture.

Thank Andra U
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We travel a lot and often seek out national history museums to get a bead on the main historical events that shape a nation.Sometimes these museums are lame, incoherent and not worth the price of admission. Well not this one! Latvia has an intriguing history,...More

1  Thank Goldrichie
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The Museum is reasonably laid out and has much interesting material. Some limitations are that it is somewhat hidden, many of the numbers are small and, as other reviewers have mentioned it lacks support for speakers of languages other than Latvian. The two current special...More

Thank Varonis
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

This museum is tucked away and we managed to walk past it twice. The special exhibition of Latvian mittens proved to be very disappointing as there were only a few items on display, the rest were photographs! However, we continued up (the museum is on...More

Thank jane_9758
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