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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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Comprehensive - if you'r not careful you might lose an hour or two

Well presented museum of Riga's history from Albert's "founding" of it in the late 1100s to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GEL-TX
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London, United Kingdom
THE MUSEUM to visit

Fantastic museum for local history: starts with prehistoric and ends nowadays. Many many nice... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
fred b
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Palasta iela 4, Riga 1050, Latvia
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"model ships"
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"general admission"
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"archaeological finds"
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"hanseatic league"
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"on display"
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"spread over floors"
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"several languages"
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"english information"
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"dome cathedral"
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"beautiful building"
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"navigating"
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"exhibits"
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"century"
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"laminated"
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"coins"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well presented museum of Riga's history from Albert's "founding" of it in the late 1100s to the various controlling interests - Poland, Sweden, Russia and the Soviet Union. Interesting artifacts. Well worth a visit!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic museum for local history: starts with prehistoric and ends nowadays. Many many nice artefacts. 2 to 3 hours for a good visit. THE place to see.

Thank fred b
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Both the museum and the building are impressive. Several floors of exhibitions and a big central hall with columns. This gave a good idea about Riga and its place in travel by ship.

Thank David C
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

The museum is located in the old town in a historic building. The exhibition provides a good overview of Latvia's history. Entrance is free of charge.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Lots of interesting exhibits, to help you imagine what life was like during the days of the hanseatic league.

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

This is a good museum to visit first as an introduction to the history of Riga. It was very well set out with information in English available for all the rooms.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Spread over 3 floors, the exhibition on Riga's history is informative and accurate. Although most of the exhibitions are in Latvian, there are laminated booklets in every room of different languages so that visitors are able to understand what each item is and the history....More

Thank Sam T
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Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

This could perhaps have been an interesting museum but unfortunately we only saw what was on the ground floor because of a truly vile old woman who I assume works there. On entering the museum (free admission) there was no one to greet us or...More

Thank Alyson C
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

They do have some very interesting things on display but no English explanations except in a book that tells you what is in that room. It takes too long to find the bit that you want to know about an item that has caught your...More

Thank Hilary B
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

You are directed to start the tour of the museum at the top and work down. Unfortunately the navigation history is the last and I was tired by then. I would advise stating at the navigation first. Plenty to see and to find informationabout the...More

Thank Louise L
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