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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Eduards Smiļģis Theatre Museum

The Pardaugava home of renowned director and founder of the Daile Theatre, Eduards Smiļģis, has been transformed into a museum. The exposition shows the original, bright, and contradictory personality.

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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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Fashion Museum

The Fashion Museum offers visitors the opportunity to view unique outfits, clothing, costumes and accessories from the collection of the well-known fashion collector and historian Alexandre Vassiliev, and is one of the three largest private clothing collection in the world.

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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 Architecture

The museum's collections include a bibliographical list of Latvian architects and a collection of the most outstanding masters' works. The museum tells about the development of architecture and its role in culture.

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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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Latvian Sports Museum

Historic sports equipment and sportswear, photographs from a variety of sporting events - the Latvian Sports Museum offers extensive information on the greatest personalities in Latvian sports and the history of sports in Latvia, spanning several centuries.

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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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Museum of Decorative Arts and Design

The Museum of Decorative and Design Art is located in the former St. George’s Church building (1204), which is the oldest stone building in Riga. It features seven collections of decorative and design art work.

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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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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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Riga Art Nouveau Centre

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 Centre 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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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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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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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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