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Museum of Riga's History and Navigation

Palasta iela 4, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 356 676
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a lot of stuff inside

SO many different things inside: - of course a lot of household goods - but also things connected... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Serhii K
Riga, Latvia
A good way to get information about Riga

It´s an old scool museum, not too interactive but you will get a good overview of the history of... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
ethel t
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Palasta iela 4, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 356 676
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

SO many different things inside: - of course a lot of household goods - but also things connected to the war - and a lot of things, such as pictures and modeles of ships and navigation equipment. The building is quite big and impressive inside.

Thank Serhii K
Reviewed 29 May 2017

It´s an old scool museum, not too interactive but you will get a good overview of the history of Riga. You can spend there 2-3 hours.

Thank ethel t
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We nearly did'nt go in as it was next to the Dom cathedral and we were tired, BUT definitely worth a visit. As well as the maritime history it is a complete history of Latvia with great collections of fashion, photography, and all things through...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I am not the one who goes to every museum, but this museum gave a very interesting glance through the history of Riga and Latvia. And the navigation museum was a very nice bonus, albeit being just a small part of the whole museum.

Thank TreckerFinland
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This Museum, which is housed by Riga Dome Cathedral, has its entrance hidden at the back of this big structure. Originated in 1773 as a private collection of Nikolaus von Himsel ( a Riga doctor), now being one of the oldest museum in Europe.

Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 6 March 2017

It sounds a bit shallow, but I decided to visit this museum on a whim, because of the photo of the lovely ceremonial hall in my info leaflet. Along the way I learned about various parts of history of Riga. I really enjoyed beautiful works...More

Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Detailed and informative displays, nicely organized. The museum has a great layout and there are many pieces of artefacts that catch the Viewers interest. Easy to understand the showcases although most of the information was in English. Didactic and a good learning experience.

Thank suz507
Reviewed 30 January 2017

differing types of museums appeal to differing groups - this i am sure is excellent to the right typeof person but that wasnt me - if you like large paintings , silverware , furniture and busts - this is yours

Thank j2tatum
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I was expecting this museum to cover things like in a naval museum but instead this museum had a little bit of everything with interesting exhibits on typical clothing, musical instruments, coins, medals, and all other elements of Latvian culture over the years. There were...More

Thank DougS51
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We wanted to explore Latvia's history and this was a great place to do it. It starts off in the neolithic period and has some great archaeological finds. Although all captions are in Latvian, there are multi-language guides for the displays in each room. It...More

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