Izbaudi Rīgu

Theme museums

Aldaris Beer Museum

At the most modern beer museum in the Baltics, visitors will discover the diversity of beers brewed in Latvia and elsewhere. Learn the secrets of brewing, even try it yourself.

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The Pauls Stradins museum of the history of medicine

The visitors can see the development of medical history from the times of ethno medicine till the mid 20th century in thematic or overview excursions, as well as enjoy a unique exhibition concerning outer biology and medicine.

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Riga Art Nouveau Museum

Rīga is one of the few European cities where Art Nouveau architecture, art and design objects have survived in great numbers. It is even called "the metropolis of Art Nouveau". There are 800 Art Nouveau buildings in Rīga, mostly located in the city's centre - particularly on Alberta Street. Riga Art Nouveau Museum can also be found on this street, in the former apartment of the renowned Latvian architect Konstantīns Pēkšēns, who lived and worked here till 1907 and designed this beautiful building.

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Natural History Museum of Latvia

Come and see nature in the very heart of the city! The Natural History Museum of Latvia is a genuine oasis of nature in the middle of civilisation - in the centre of Riga.

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Riga Porcelain Museum

Porcelain - so sophisticated, luxurious and fragile, yet unimaginably different in the hands of inspired artists. The Riga Porcelain Museum unveils the exciting world of porcelain design development and manufacturing traditions from the middle of the 19th century until the 1990s and contemporary processes of porcelain art. The museum's collection consists of almost 8,000 objects.

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Sun Museum

The Sun Museum's permanent collection has almost 400 various sun symbols, ornaments and works of art from Latvia and all over the world. In the museum's creative workshop, visitors are offered to paint a plaster sun provided by the museum any way they like.

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Laima chocolate museum

‘Laima’ is the biggest and most well-known producer of chocolate and sweets in the Baltic, where chocolate is made with cocoa beans without using semi-prepared products. The method was introduced in 1870 by factory founder Teodors Rigerts. The Laima chocolate museum welcomes, treats and inspires its visitors. Laima tells, shows and involves!

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Latvian Museum of Photography

The only Museum devoted to photographic art in Latvia has been open to the public since 1993.

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Riga Film Museum

Riga Film Museum, founded in 1988, is the only film museum in Latvia. The museum is noted for its personal attention to visitors and quality exhibitions.

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Ethnic headwear in the “The World of Hat” museum

The collection includes antique jeweled crowns and terrifying African helmet masks (all bewitched), 2-meter-high shaman hats and bonnets made of human hair, headbands of bark and gold-shining wedding headdress.

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Museum of Ancient Baltic Jewellery

How did Rigans adorn themselves 800 years ago and earlier? What can jewellery tell one about the time before the city of Riga? Who made the beaded Liv necklace, the Latgalian brooch? Was the maiden wearing the ornate Gotlandian necklace brought here by a Curonian Viking? What kind of events did these ancient Finnish, Prussian and Russian ornaments experience? The museum will not provide direct answers to these questions, allowing everyone to feel and imagine this distant past.

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Pharmacy Museum

There are many pharmacy museums in the world, and Riga also has one, opened in 1986. The Pharmacy Museum occupies three small and romantic 18th century houses in the very heart of Riga's Old Town. The museum has a cozy backyard with a small garden of healing herbs - after all, every pharmacy used to grow herbal ingredients for its needs in the past.

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