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This excellent museum tells the history of Latvia from 13000 years ago to the present. There is a permanent exhibit on two floors and a temporary exhibit for the centenary of Latvia's independence. Highly recommended.
I have walked past this building for years and never understood there was and is a Museum of History inside, divided on separate floors. Some of that is covers is Latvia's history from under Communist rule, early 1905(?) revolution days, as well as further back...More
Really good museum about the history of Latvia from the first humans to 1990's. Wall/stand texts are only in Latvian and Russian, but there are booklets and guidebooks in english which are very good. :)
Tidy, well organized and covers everything in Latvia in the past 4000 years. Rarely visited, you will have it all to yourself. Has English translations in folders by the doors to the halls. Also has displays to appeal to children. We enjoyed it more than...More
If you come here to get a better handle on Latvian history and you don't speak Latvian or Russian, you'll be disappointed. What you'll find is room after room of artifacts, with very little information on how each piece fits into the overall puzzle. They...More
This museum is ready to be great but unfortunately there aren't enough English translations. There is a one page summary in each room you can grab from a folder. The 2nd floor, I believe temporary exhibits, and 3rd floor, permanent, have beautiful display cases with...More
We travel a lot and often seek out national history museums to get a bead on the main historical events that shape a nation.Sometimes these museums are lame, incoherent and not worth the price of admission. Well not this one! Latvia has an intriguing history,...More
The Museum is reasonably laid out and has much interesting material. Some limitations are that it is somewhat hidden, many of the numbers are small and, as other reviewers have mentioned it lacks support for speakers of languages other than Latvian. The two current special...More