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Address: Skarnu 10/20, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: 67 222235
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Take a good look at Latvian applied arts and design

Well presented in a restructured church (or convent?) this museum offers interesting and often inventive and beautiful objects, furniture, potteries, tapestries, glassware, etc. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Well presented in a restructured church (or convent?) this museum offers interesting and often inventive and beautiful objects, furniture, potteries, tapestries, glassware, etc. A kids workshop on drawing and design provided an amusing background.

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Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visited this museum occasionally, as there was Museum Night in Riga and we were just walking around the Old Riga. The biggest surprise for us was that there was absolutely no information in any other language except Latvian!! This is incredible for the Museum. Sorry, but we will never visit it again and will recommend our friends not to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The museum of decorative art and design is a great place to go. On the bottom floor there is usually a temporary exhibition and on the top floors there are permanent exhibitions. The museum isn't huge but it is of a quite good size. Overall the museum is very interesting and I would defiantly recommend paying it a visit.

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Sofia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Local friends recommended going there and I was not sure initially - after all, I am not much into crafts, I thought. I could not have been more wrong - this museum houses some amazing design work and really clever and whimsical pieces which would make you think. I never knew embroidery and such could be so mind-blowingly original and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The museum is not big, but the exibitions there are very interesting. There you can see costumes, ceramics, and some other interesting objects of different ages.

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

So happy we got to visit this little museum in Riga, we missed the temporary exhibition by a day, but the permanent exhibition was enough to satisfy us. The museum is in the old St. George's church and the interior is incredible. When you get up to the main exhibition, the floors are creaky, the lighting is dim, but everything... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The main temporary exhibitions are displayed in the oldest (former) church in Riga and you can definitely feel its incredible atmosphere. Plus they are usually of excellent quality! The art-nouveau fashion is one of the biggest ones but will be terminated by the end of October 2012. If you are lucky, there might be another temporary exhibition on the stairs... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

The museum is in the Old Town, but it's on the busiest street in Riga for open-air stalls and vendors selling, among other things, amber. So you can easily be distracted and walk right by the museum! Because it's in an old, restored Gothic church, the rooms upstairs are small and dark, with creaky floors. It is a bit difficult... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

great contemporary museum in a beautiful old church There is also exhibit on the permanent collection my master art piece ¨Wonderbra¨, special prize of the 4th Riga Triennial of textile art.

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Gambrills, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This museum is housed in what used to be St George's church, the oldest surviving religious stone building in Riga (built in 1204). There are permanent exhibits of 19th and 20th century textiles, ceramics, glass, wood and metal work, plus temporary exhibits. In August 2012 there was a temporary exhibit of mostly women's clothing from the Art Nouveau period, from... More 

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Address: Skarnu 10/20, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: 67 222235
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga

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