Museums in Riga

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Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum

Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum is located 20 minutes of driving form Astor Riga Hotel outside the Riga city at Lake Jugla. There are more than 120 ancient buildings displacing how the fishermen, farmers and craftsmen lived in Latvia starting from 18th century. Latvian Ethnographic Open-air Museum is one of the oldest open-air museums in Europe. www.brivdabasmuzejs.lv

Art Museum Riga Bourse

The Art Museum Riga Bourse is the newest museum in Riga, open since August 20, 2011. The museum’s building is an architectural monument of national importance. It was built from 1852 to 1855, following Venetian Renaissance palazzo forms, symbolizing wealth and abundance. www.rigasbirza.lv

Riga Art Nouveau Museum

Riga is one of the most famous Art Nouveau Architecture cities among Paris, Barcelona and Berlin; there are over 800 Art Nouveau style houses in Riga. To get better overview of Riga‘s heritage you need to visit Riga Art Nouveau museum. www.jugendstils.riga.lv/eng

Riga Motor Museum

The Riga Motor Museum is the biggest antique vehicle museum in the Baltic countries. It was founded in 1989 and collects, preserves, restores antique vehicles. www.motormuzejs.lv

 Sun Museum

The Sun Museum’s permanent collection has almost 400 various sun symbols, ornaments and works of art from Latvia and all over the world. In the museum’s creative workshop, visitors are offered to paint a plaster sun provided by the museum any way they like. www.saulesmuzejs.lv