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Museums

The museums of Latvia invite you to see, learn, and experience.

If you are interested in history, then visit Karosta Prison, the Corner House, or Līgatne Bunker. In Karosta Prison you will see prison cells and a punishment cell built around 1900. In Līgatne you will find a secret underground bunker that was built around the 1980s for the government in case of nuclear war. In Riga you will have the chance to visit the former headquarters of the Soviet KGB – the so-called Corner House, where you can take a guided tour through the prison cells.

Remnants of the olden days will welcome you at the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum, where the historical dwelling houses of farmers, craftsmen, and fishermen are displayed. Here you can also find traditional craftsmen and experience the celebrations of Latvian annual festivals.

After a walk through history, visit the Aldaris Beer Museum to taste the local beer and learn the secrets of brewing. Treat your family at the Laima Chocolate Museum, where the chocolate can be seen, tasted, heard and felt.

Rundāles pils
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Rundale Palace and Museum

The Rundale Palace is set amidst the fertile Zemgale Plains in the south of Latvia. Most of the interior decorations were created between...
Daugavpils Marka Rotko mākslas centrs
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Art and art galleries

In art galleries and museums you will have the chance to see the creations of historically significant artists from Latvia and the rest of...
Drawing room
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Riga Art Nouveau Centre

The Riga Art Nouveau Centre is the only museum in the Baltics that presents a complete picture of the historical heritage of Art Nouveau...
Turaida Museum Reserve
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Turaida Museum Reserve

The broad area of Turaida Museum Reserve is rich with archaeological, architectural, historical and art monuments, which tell us about many...
Seamstress
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Latvian Ethnographic Open-Air Museum

One of the oldest and largest open-air museums in Europe is located on the banks of Lake Jugla, just a 30 minute drive from downtown Riga.
Corner House
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Corner House

The Corner House, or the former headquarters of the Soviet KGB in Riga, which still is a symbol of occupation and captivity for the Latvian...
Pauls Stradiņš History of Medicine Museum
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Pauls Stradiņš History of Medicine Museum

The Museum was established in 1957. It is based on the Pauls Stradiņš’ personal collection. The goal of the museum is to promote an...
Aldaris beer museum
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Aldaris beer museum and brewery

Aldaris beer museum is the most up-to-date museum of beer in the Baltics and the very first one in Latvia.
Silver artwork by Oļegs Auzers
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Oļegs Auzers Live Silver Museum

One of the most unusual tourist attractions in Limbaži is the Live Silver Museum (Dzīvā sudraba muzejs) of Oļegs Auzers, located in the Old...
The Naval Port Prison
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The Naval Port Prison

The Naval Port is the northern part of Liepaja, which was used as a military fleet vase of the Russian Empire in the late 19th century....
The once-top secret Soviet bunker in rural Līgatne
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The once-top secret Soviet bunker in rural Līgatne

Līgatne Bunker, constructed nine meters beneath the ground, was intended to serve as a shelter for Latvia’s Communist elite in case of a...
Last updated: 
19.02.2016