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“Sun museum”
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Sun Museum
Ranked #54 of 225 things to do in Riga
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Owner description: The Europe’s only museum dedicated to the Sun is in Riga!There are no two similar nations or cultures in this world. However, the Sun is equally significant in many cultures around the globe, and people depict it in many different ways. We welcome you to the Museum of the Sun to see for yourself the diversity of ways how humans see the Sun!
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“Sun museum”
Reviewed 19 January 2012

This was a brilliant morning out. as the displays were not in english our guide took us round and explained all about the exhibition, which was basically suns from all over the world. At the end we were able to paint our own sun to bring home, all this for L2.50, about £3, excellent!!!

Visited January 2012
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Ghent, Belgium
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“beautiful and inspiring collection, friendly staff”
Reviewed 3 January 2012

Very nice museum, not one of those were you almost fall asleep towards the end. the collection is still quite small, but very beautiful and inspiring. it's interesting to see the interpretations of so many different cultures. also, there is a special attraction at the end of your visit for kids (and grownup kids). very friendly staff!

Visited September 2011
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Riga, Latvia
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“Delightful little break that enlightens”
Reviewed 30 December 2011

Suprised by the history of this very cozy and charmful museum. However, we miss more art history and coverage of the sun as a premium world symbol, thus, we hope this little museum will keep up it's good work and expand. This little museum makes your day with it's charm, but it need something more to compete with the clock and priority. Just like everywhere Riga only have 24 hours as well...

Visited October 2011
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“Well, it's also a museum”
Reviewed 6 December 2011

Visited it by chance when was invited for a celebration of my friends where they hired a space inside the museum.

Well, I must admit I will sow some conservative outlook here, but from my humble opinion, the museums should teach or impress people.
This tries to teach something a bit, and a bit to impress. But it's collection is not so vast, to be of 'museum' kind.
Anyhow, the concept is quite interesting. Also you should bear in mind the Riga does not offer great choice of museums and, taking this into account, this place probably worth to see, specially it may be interesting for younger kids.

Visited December 2011
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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Here's a cool place!”
Reviewed 12 November 2011

During October 2011 i had the luck to visit the impressive sun museum in Riga, Latvia. it's a very big collection of suns models from all around the world. i was highly accepted and guided by a very nice guy named Deniss, and i had a very positive experience. the museum is located in the very center of Riga, and if you visit this city you should defenetly give this museum a try.if i remember correctly, it's also open until relatively late. a nice experience in a a nice city! higly recommended!

Visited October 2011
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