Exhibitions and Museums in Riga
Latvian Railway History Museum
A collection of documents and photographs, communications and signaling equipment, tools and instruments of railroad repairmen, uniforms and distinguishing badges, station interior objects, tickets and delivery notes.
Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia
A museum dedicated to present the historic life of Latvians. Set on 100 hectares of open wooded area, you can visit 121 traditional objects, among them a number of craftsmen's workshops.
Latvian Museum of Photography
A collection of photographs, from those produced by historic processes of the 19th century (such as daguerreotypes), to current times.
Occupation Museum of Latvia
An extensive collection of papers, photographs and manuscripts from the period of the Nazi and Soviet occupations of Latvia. Visitors can even walk into a reconstructed gulag barracks and catch a glimpse to the intolerable living conditions in Siberian labour camps.
Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation
The oldest museum of Latvia, it was founded in 1773. This museum displays a collection of half a million items which give a fascinating insight into the development of Riga over the centuries.
Mentzendorffis House, City-Dwellersi House-Museum
A historical house which belonged to a wealthy Riga merchant. It's worth seeing it for the 18th century frescoes and the true medieval atmosphere.
Riga Motor Museum
Classic limousines, cars from the garages of the Kremlin and an array of sports motorcycles