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4 Palasta iela, Riga, LV-1050

state museum

accredited

member

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Museum of Rīga’s History and Navigation, one of Europe’s oldest public museums, is located in the heart of Old Rīga, in the Rīga Dome Church and Cloister ensemble.


 

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Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


Admission fee

Adult 5.00 EUR
Pupil 1.00 EUR
Student 3.00 EUR
Senior 3.00 EUR
Family 7.00 EUR

 

 

Free Entrance

  • children aged 7 or younger
  • 2 teachers who accompany a group of pre-schoolers or schoolchildren
  • orphaned children and children left without parental care, children placed in day-care centres, crisis centres, boarding schools or social rehabilitation facilities and their attendants
  • minors with disabilities, adult visitors with Group I and Group II disabilities and one attendant per minor with disabilities or per adult visitor with Group I disabilities
  • full-time students of history
  • large families (with 3+ children)
  • politically repressed persons
  • Latvian museum workers
  • ICOM members
  • media representatives covering the museum
  • group supervisors or tour guides (for groups of 10+ people)

The rich collection of the Museum of Rīga’s History and Navigation is based on the private collection of Rīgan doctor Nikolaus von Himsel, which was donated to the city. In 1773, the City Council founded the Himsel Museum. In 1791, it was moved to the Rīga Dome Church ensemble. In the centuries that followed, the museum became a vast repository of Latvia’s cultural and historical heritage. At present, its stock comprises more than 600,000 items, systematically arranged in 75 collections.

 

The museum’s display is arranged in 16 showrooms to tell the story of Rīga and its residents and trace the development of navigation in Latvia at different times in history. The Column Hall, built in 1778, is a shining pearl of neoclassical architecture. The Silver Cabinet displays the most exquisite valuables from the museum’s precious metal collection. A chance to “meet” the ancient symbol of Rīga, the 17th-century sculpture of Giant Kristaps (Big Christopher), promises a special treat for visitors.

 

The museum offers guided tours, educational tours for pupils and a special programme for newlyweds. The facilities may be rented for conferences, concerts, wedding ceremonies and other festive occasions.


 

Museum of Rīga’s History and Navigation


4 Palasta iela, Riga, LV-1050

state museum

accredited

member

Offer and services

  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. easy to reach with public transport
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. offer for families with children
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. baby room for changing and feeding
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. offer for newlyweds

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