Museum of Riga's History and Navigation

  Palasta 4      (+371) 67 35 66 76     more than a year ago
Enter this unique museum and walk up the stairs to the first floor to discover temporary exhibitions from Latvia and abroad, as well as art and memorabilia from the days of the first Latvian Republic. The second floor displays Bronze Age artefacts and medieval curiosities, such as the sword used by Riga's executioner in the 16th century and the mummified hand of an unlucky criminal. You can also take a peek at Riga Cathedral's courtyard, which is also open to the public, from upstairs.


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Open 10:00-17:00. Fri 12:00-19:00.

Price/Additional Info

Admission: adults €5, family ticket €7.


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muzeja esmu bijis loti dauz ar kalasi mana loti patika.

The museum is quite dated and could really use some modernisation. It was mostly display cases of all kinds of items. But if you don't understand Latvian, you need to read the laminated booklets at the entrance of each room, which come in English, German and Russian. These booklets can be a bit too heavy to read, and the translations aren't always as fluent.Also, each room has an attendant that turns on the light when you come in, watches you like a hawk while you're there, and then turns the light off again when you leave the room.The temporary exhibit while I was there was the history of a beauty salon chain in Riga. Not really interesting for a bald guy like me...The museum costs Ls 3, and another Ls 2 for a permit to take pictures inside.
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