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Address: VaLnu street 30, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67225587
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The Europe’s only museum dedicated to the Sun is in Riga!There are no two...

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!

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Interesting museum

Very nice, interesting, interactive museum for families, I visited it with my brother and I don't regret about that!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Jolanta P
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Riga Region, Latvia

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The funnest part of my visit was painting a little sun, the lady that "welcomed" us didn't really interact with us, just handed a book about the museum and told us about the tea available.

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Riga Region, Latvia
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71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Very nice, interesting, interactive museum for families, I visited it with my brother and I don't regret about that!

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1 Thank Jolanta P
Riga, Latvia
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This museum is an easter egg in Riga! Local people don't even know that this museum really exists. The ticket will be three euro per person. After the tour, you will receive a small sun as souvenir, which you can even paint with colors provided there :)

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1 Thank chutinon_liu
World Traveler
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179 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I spent a good hour touring this boutique museum dedicated to all things solar. Juris, who was minding the shop that day, gave me a brief and turn me loose to revel in the private collection of over 500 suns, meticulously and caringly acquired from around the world. Are you a serious sun aficionado? Then the Sun Museum is a... More 

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1 Thank James S
Nottingham
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108 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Spent an afternoon in this museum. It is a cosy place and we were the only ones in at the time. All the displays are in Latvian, but you are handed an English guide before you walk round. This explains what each display is getting at. At the end there is a special arts and craft session to finish your... More 

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1 Thank colins5286
Warsaw, Poland
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

A very nice private museum dedicated to the images of the sun collected from alla over the world. You can just admire various suns but You can lear a lot about oura bright star as well. And You can paint Your own sun and take it with You. You will feel like a happy child. And if You want t... More 

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1 Thank AnDoPi
Warsaw, Poland
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Basically a collection of sun sculptures and astronomic info about the Sun. In the end you're welcome to paint your own sun souvenir. As the sun is an important figure in the latvian mythology, I'd expect some information about it here as well, but unfortunately there is none. Still, nice place for a quick warm up in autumn.

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1 Thank Katarzynab1
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Mini Museum :) Astronomy, Astrology, a lots of things to read in a smaller place , the Sun is everywhere in many interpretations, colors and shapes, u can paint you're own little Sun :)

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1 Thank Razvan M
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Similar in the vain of something like Prague's 'museum of miniatures' or Budapest's 'Miniversum'. This is a odd little museum that makes for a fun travel story. Its not a big museum but essentially consists of four areas; firstly some interactive painting crafts, then some scientifically in depth information about the sun as a stellar body, then some cultural information... More 

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Sun Museum is very mini but you can get a lot of information about the universe and the planet.Not allowed to take pictures here many distinctive styling sun, some cute, some strange. in short, there are many sun. and you can also draw the sun color that you want to. It is interesting.

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