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Museum of Decorative Art and Design

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Address: Skarnu 10/20, Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: 67 222235
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Lacking its usual exhibits

Apparently there are over 10000 items in the Museum's collection. But where are they? The costumes that featured in previous reviews, weren't to be found either. I do realize that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
Sydney, Australia
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Riga, Latvia
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If during your stay in Riga you are lucky enough to visit the exhibition of the Russian fashion historian, collector, interior designer, theatrical artist, author of the popular books etc., etc. However, what he brings to Riga is something more than just arts - it is a history of our evolution. The dresses, which have their own stories magnetise and... More 

Thank Anastasia_Shishkina
Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Apparently there are over 10000 items in the Museum's collection. But where are they? The costumes that featured in previous reviews, weren't to be found either. I do realize that you need to check the website to check the type of exhibits that are on display at the moment, but that didn't account for the lack of what was on... More 

Thank lyz-the-activist
Copenhagen, Denmark
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229 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This newly renovated museum is not only for design freaks, but also for people interested in design from different periods, all up to modern times. It contains exhibitions at several floors, and a huge show room, where a variety of robes where exhibited. Some of the art is part of the art nouveau, which Riga is famous for. The layout... More 

Thank Torger B
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430 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Museum is about Latvian design and arts, but best if they use to display various historical dresses from private collections. you can check what is on at the museum through their web page. please note that museum is closed on Monday.

Thank Aigars S
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The current exhibition includes gala gowns from the 1920s to present day.The pieces were exquisite and (for the most part) the layout was very well designed for chronological viewing. The permanent exhibits upstairs featured works primarily fro Latvian designers. I thought this was an excellent way to showcase the coutry's varied design styles and a really neat way to visually... More 

Thank JoAnna B
Paris, France
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79 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

Thank Bernard B
Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 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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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.

Thank Agnesa B
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189 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 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 

Thank Neli K
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank Кристина В

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