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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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Seafaring in Riga

This museum charts the importance of seafaring to Riga, there is an impressive collection of model... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Crewe, United Kingdom
A wide range of historical information and background

The museum provides a wealth of fascinating information and facts about the city and the country... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Palasta iela 4, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 356 676
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum charts the importance of seafaring to Riga, there is an impressive collection of model ships of vessels over 1000 years, there are also some very interesting archeological finds including weapons and tools

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum provides a wealth of fascinating information and facts about the city and the country. Well worth a visit.

Thank 2016_jeni
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Here you will find out about how the Hanseatic league came to be. Before premiership football in the fifteenth century the central European tribes around the Baltic sea had a football league. It was called the Hanseatic League after the term Hansa which means guild.

Thank Th05
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This museum is very old: it has been around since the 18th century. Apart from the usual stuff on the hanseatic history of Riga there are also some very unusual exhibits, like the sword of the city executioner and the hands of money forgers that...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Whilst it might look a bit severe on the outside, there are some really beautiful colonnaded rooms in this museum. It is great on the social history with cabinets on various themes. I understand from yachtsman husband that the models of ships and their descriptions...More

Thank Paula N
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Museum is good . . . start on the top floor and work your way down towards the end. There was a small admission fee (only museum we had to pay for in Riga) but worth it. Most of the displays had guides in English...More

Thank haduty
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

It's a vast array of objects from Latvian history . Not the most exciting museum . I found it helpful to use the manuals on display to read about the history and then look around .

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
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