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Sun Museum

VaLnu street 30, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 67225587
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Ranked #39 of 92 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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Haderslev, Denmark
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I Think the museum was a bit boring. A lot to read, but it was all in Latvia (we got a book in english but I was too much reading). The museum is very small and it doesn't take you long time to see the exhibition. We could paint a little Sun with water colours and the kids loved it,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

it wasnt very big but it was clean and informative. They had folders for English that explained everything. We painted suns at the end. it was 8.5 euros for a family of 4

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It's a small but charming museum. They have an introductive room focused on science and then a large collection of various objects depicting the sun, gathered from all over the world, accompanied by a lot of info on how the sun is seen in different cultures. All the text is in Latvian but you get a written guide in English,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

For the 3.5 Euro entry ticket there is not much in the way of display or artifacts, despite their claim having the largest number of sun related objects, it is not a great deal. Display text is in Latvian, but English guide is provided as some A4 bound pages. All information is available easily and more comprehensively elsewhere e.g. Wikipedia.... More

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Riga, Latvia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
59 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nice, original museum. A lot of items conected with sun symbolics (clocks, dishes, paintings, etc.) found. Possibility to make your own sun figure is on offer. All interior is in very sunshine, yellow style colors. Really nice place, no dislakes.

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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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235 reviews 235 reviews
40 attraction reviews
398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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