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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 11 August 2017 via mobile

Tidy, well organized and covers everything in Latvia in the past 4000 years. Rarely visited, you will have it all to yourself. Has English translations in folders by the doors to the halls. Also has displays to appeal to children. We enjoyed it more than...More

1  Thank Film G
Reviewed 4 August 2017

If you come here to get a better handle on Latvian history and you don't speak Latvian or Russian, you'll be disappointed. What you'll find is room after room of artifacts, with very little information on how each piece fits into the overall puzzle. They...More

Thank Clay56
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This museum is ready to be great but unfortunately there aren't enough English translations. There is a one page summary in each room you can grab from a folder. The 2nd floor, I believe temporary exhibits, and 3rd floor, permanent, have beautiful display cases with...More

Thank RoundTheWorld38
Reviewed 22 July 2017 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 4 July 2017 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

1  Thank Goldrichie
Reviewed 14 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 27 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
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