European best destinations 2024 - Riga

Museums and galleries

TOP Museums

The most beloved museums of Riga, which will allow you to get to know the cultural and historical heritage and current events of the Latvian capital.

History Museums

Museums dedicated to various historical topics will help to explore the history of Latvia and Riga through the centuries.

Thematic Museums

Museums dedicated to a wide range of themes will reveal the miraculous diversity of hitherto unknown fields.

Machinery Museums

Four different museums dedicated to technology and machinery will allow to get acquainted with the rapid development of technology in various manifestations. The Riga Motor Museum in Mežciems, which is so recognized by automobile lovers around the world, is especially noteworthy.

Art Museums and Exhibition Halls

Abundant information about the development of Latvian and world visual and decorative art can be found in these art museums and viewed in the programs offered by the exhibition halls.


Art collections dedicated to different eras and art genres can be found in Riga’s galleries.

Memorial Sites

Memorial ensembles and memorial sites remind us not only of tragic turning points in history, but also of eternal human values.

Memorial Museums

Memorial museums introduce personalities important to the cultural history of Latvia in their historical environment. By visiting these museums, it is possible to get acquainted with the development of the history of Latvian literature and culture through the point of view of a particular personality and their living space.

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