All history museums and attractions to visit in Riga

Riga (Latvia) is a good place to visit if you are interested in history. Below we list all 10 history museums in Riga, to lose yourself in the place's cultural heritage and local history.

Are you a real history buff and are you looking for the best history museums to visit in Riga? These are the ones:

  1. KGB Building - Exhibition „History of KGB Operations In Latvia“1

    KGB Building - Exhibition „History of KGB Operations In Latvia“

    The KGB Building - Museum of the Occupation of Latvia hosts a permanent exhibition on the history of KGB operations in Latvia during the Soviet occupation. Furthermore, visitors can take guided tours of the basement prison cells in the KGB building. NB! The museum is not recommended for audiences
  2. Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum2

    Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum

    The Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum (The Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia) is an open-air museum in Riga. The museum exhibits around 120 historical buildings from all over Latvia, including Riga's region itself, Kurzeme, Vidzeme, Zemgale and Latgale. The buildings in the Latvian Ethnograp
  3. Latvian War Museum3

    Latvian War Museum

    The Latvian War Museum is a military museum in Riga. It was founded in 1916 (then named the Latvian riflemen museum), making it one of the oldest and largest museums in Latvia. The museum wants its visitors to learn about the complex military and political history of the country, focusing on the 20t
  4. Museum of the Occupation of Latvia4

    Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

    The Museum's Mission: Remember. Commemorate. Remind. he Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is a state accredited private museum, founded in 1993. It is maintained and managed by the public charitable organisation the Occupation Museum Association of Latvia (LOMB). Remember what happened to Latvia,
  5. Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum5

    Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum

    The Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum is dedicated to the story of the Riga ghetto, the holocaust in Latvia and Jewish life in Latvia before the holocaust. The museum aims to preserve the lessons of the past and help progress to a more kind, bright future. It mostly located outdoors and attem
  6. Žanis Lipke Memorial6

    Žanis Lipke Memorial

    The Žanis Lipke Memorial is devoted to Jānis (Žanis) Lipke, a Latvian rescuer of Jews in Riga during World War. The museum organises temporary exhibitions related to Žanis Lipke and the war.
  7. Latvian Railway History Museum7

    Latvian Railway History Museum

    The Latvian Railway History Museum is a railway museum in Riga dedicated to Latvia's railway. The museum holds a collection that reflects the history of the railway, including rolling stock with locomotives, carriages and other railway vehicles. Besides this, the museum has around 20,000 items in it
  8. Popular Front Museum of Latvia8

    Popular Front Museum of Latvia

    The Popular Front Museum (PFM) is one of the repositories of the Latvian contemporary history’s testimonies. In the museum’s collection there are unique evidences (objects, documents), which tell about the Latvian people’s struggle for freedom, about the Third Awakening. Visitors can get acquainted
  9. National History Museum of Latvia9

    National History Museum of Latvia

    The National History Museum of Latvia (Latvian Museum of National History) is a history museum in Riga originally housed in Riga Castle. The museum aims to collect, preserve, research and popularise spiritual and material culture with archaeological, ethnographic, numismatic, historical or artistic
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    Aldaris Beer Museum


All museums in Riga