Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation (Latvian: Rīgas vēstures un kuģniecības muzejs) is housed by the Riga Dom Cathedral ensemble in the heart of the Old Riga, Latvia. It originated in 1773 as a private collection of Nikolaus von Himsel, a Riga doctor and, being one of the oldest museums in Europe, over the centuries it has grown into the largest collection of material evidence of the history of Riga.Using our online itinerary creator, Riga attractions like Museum of Riga's History and Navigation can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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I got so much out of this museum, I imagine it has something for everyone. I was interested in the furniture and Art Nouveau exhibits. more »
I have a rule. Visit history museum in every country I travel. Mostly to inform myself that we are all the same, did the same things, no matter where we live. This museum is well put together, I... more »
This little museum does what it promises. It takes you through the history of the city in a detailed and informative way, without being overwhelming. Each hall, organised chronologically is provided with booklets printed in Latvian, English, German and Russian. The wealth of artifacts and exhibits is sufficient to give a clear idea of living and social conditions under each specific period covered. The "museum of navigation" section is almost an afterthought, rightly saved for last during the visit.
Well laid out. Would have liked a coffee break half way round. Very informative.
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