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Museum of Riga's History and Navigation

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It was a great museum as you started on the top floor nearly 1000 yrs ago and progressed downstairs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ross B
Shenley, United Kingdom
Comprehensive museum about Riga's history and culture

This is a pretty large museum detailing the history of Riga, starting basically in the 12th... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great museum as you started on the top floor nearly 1000 yrs ago and progressed downstairs through history. The only downsid3 is that individual exhibits weren’t in English so you had to carry a room card with you to explain the items.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While many of Riga’s museums focus on the past 100 years, this museum goes father back to earlier times. Unfortunately most of the exhibits are only narrated in Latvian (explanations in other languages are available on individual handheld cards). Detracting from the experience was four...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled on this museum almost by chance - and I'm glad I did. set over three floors, this formerly private collection charts the history of the area back to stone aged times. Great!

Thank VirgoLady19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pretty large museum detailing the history of Riga, starting basically in the 12th century, albeit their being some prehistoric items also on display. The displays are chronological, and per period there are different themes, one being the military wars (of which there...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Well presented museum of Riga's history from Albert's "founding" of it in the late 1100s to the various controlling interests - Poland, Sweden, Russia and the Soviet Union. Interesting artifacts. Well worth a visit!

Thank GEL-TX
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic museum for local history: starts with prehistoric and ends nowadays. Many many nice artefacts. 2 to 3 hours for a good visit. THE place to see.

Thank fred b
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Both the museum and the building are impressive. Several floors of exhibitions and a big central hall with columns. This gave a good idea about Riga and its place in travel by ship.

Thank David C
Reviewed 17 April 2018

The museum is located in the old town in a historic building. The exhibition provides a good overview of Latvia's history. Entrance is free of charge.

Thank HAT_Austria
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Lots of interesting exhibits, to help you imagine what life was like during the days of the hanseatic league.

Thank Bigwandy
Reviewed 8 April 2018

This is a good museum to visit first as an introduction to the history of Riga. It was very well set out with information in English available for all the rooms.

Thank criticality
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