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Sun Museum

VaLnu street 30, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 67225587
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Ranked #24 of 77 attractions in Riga
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Europe’s only museum dedicated to the Sun is in Riga!There are no two similar nations or cultures in this world. However, the Sun is equally... more » Owner description: The Europe’s only museum dedicated to the Sun is in Riga!There are no two similar nations or cultures in this world. However, the Sun is equally significant in many cultures around the globe, and people depict it in many different ways. We welcome you to the Museum of the Sun to see for yourself the diversity of ways how humans see the Sun! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Great small museum with friendly staff, amazing expo that gets you inspired and boosts your creativity. Highly recommended for kids, couples & people who find regular museums a bit boring. :)

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Riga, Latvia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

In the pamphlet for the museum in English, it has questions such as "What did ancient Latvians do during solstice?, Who were the Aztec sun gods?, etc" Find answers in the Sun museum. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the answers to those questions, because the answers were only in Latvian. I think it would be good to add the pieces of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a must visit in Riga. Enjjoy the sun stories from all over the world, a nice personal collection and entertaining spot for those looking for something different. Make sure you paint your sun at the end!!!

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Talsi, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I was really suprised about such diversity of the use the image of Sun in so much different cultures and believes (it is knowledge+ art). It is nice!!! And so emotional shown main scientific info about Sun into Cosmos in one room! And atractive possibility to make a piece of art (Sun) myself! This wonder- privite museum in the Riga... More

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Gardermoen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

so nice place. Kids could make their own suns and color them. so it was first such intersting museum for them. kids happy , perents happy :)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Or so the owner said..actually its a museum partly of astronomy and partly of "sun objects" various sun symbols from around the world collected by an artist. Some of these are beautiful and others are interesting and tell us a lot about the view of the sun held by different peoples from sun worshipping egyptians to sun fearing Indonesians. You... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Reall nice. I enjoyed beeing there. Cute old lady was telling about sun history etc. There is even possible to make your own souveniers.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

unfortunally they only have the discriptions in latvian , but very good place to take kids on a raining day . in the end of your visit you can paint your on sun .

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Unfortunately, the museum part of the museum is all in Latvian. I'm sure that I would have enjoyed it if I could have understood. The collection of suns is interesting and a little freaky but the best part for an English adult was the painting of the sun at the end, rediscovering the artist inside.

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Wash, D.C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

A collection of images of the sun from various tourist stores and a very nice explanation (in latvian) of the sun, its purpose and a quick overview of its importance to early man. However, everyone enjoys painting the little ceramic suns and that is when the friendly staff engage you and everyone has a chance to relax and have fun... More

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