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National History Museum of Latvia

Brivibas bulvaris 32, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 221 357
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Brivibas bulvaris 32, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 221 357
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Goldrichie
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
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
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a lovely example of an old-fashion museum with lots of things in cases and not a lot of English support. That being said, there are some fascinating artifacts and I was particularly charmed by the women's costumes. The staff can offer no assistance...More

Thank Pen_Princess
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I simply didn't like it. The museum is to national in my opinion. Consists of 4 floors. With not a lot to see.

Thank 19Ross85
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a good museum. the zoology section is particularly good. Very well laid out.Some objects are labelled in English as well as Latvian. Nice place to while away a couple of hours.

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 16 July 2016

After some confusion at the start (I was told this was the Natural history museum!), I went through the galleries which were filled with a wealth of information and displays. The exhibits, especially from paleolithic to Medieval, were especially good and well preserved. Further on,...More

Thank hyphae
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Well worth a visit. Entrance is through a very old set of wooden doors and after paying a modest admission, you are free to browse through 3 floors of artifacts, costumes, arms and associated written descriptions of the evolution of modern day Latvia.

Thank paknasi
Reviewed 15 April 2016

I loved 2 things about the museums in Riga - they are all proper museums (objects not computers), and all very quiet, at least in April. This museum had all sorts - objects from the Iron Age, a reconstructed Soviet flat, dummies in national costume....More

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