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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.

TOP museums in Latvia

Latvian National Museum of Art
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Latvian National Museum of Art

The collection of the largest art museum in Latvia comprises more than 52 thousand works by Baltic and Russian painters and sculptors.
Riga Motor Museum
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Riga Motor Museum

Visit Riga Motor Museum to see the largest and most diverse collection of antique motor vehicles in the Baltics and listen to exciting...
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...
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.
Seaside Open-air Museum in Ventspils
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Seaside Open-air Museum in Ventspils

The Seaside Open-air Museum in Ventspils offers information about development of the fishing industry and a vast exhibition of different...
Karosta Prison
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The Naval Port Prison

Europe’s only military prison open to tourists, no inmate of which was ever able to escape.
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...
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.
Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center
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Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Center

A multi-functional contemporary art and culture center located in the Arsenal building of the Daugavpils Fortress where history goes hand...
Bauska Castle
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Bauska Castle

Bauska Castle is situated on a picturesque spit of land where the Mūsa and Mēmele rivers converge into the Lielupe.
Last updated: 
02.11.2016