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Sun Museum

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Address: Valnu iela 30, Riga 1050, Latvia
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+371 67 225 587

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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Good museum for children

Initially a bit difficult to find, on the first floor of the building. Possibly more aimed at children. We were the only visitors alongside a noisy group of local children with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 29, 2016
York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Initially a bit difficult to find, on the first floor of the building. Possibly more aimed at children. We were the only visitors alongside a noisy group of local children with their teacher. All of the exhibition is in Latvian, but a comprehensive book is provided with an English translation. There were no seats in the museum rooms, so we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

It's tiny museum, but good place to visit especially if you have kids. We enjoyed learning about the sun and viewing the collection of sun figures from around the world. At the end of the tour, you can paint your own sun figure which is fun thing to do. Great place to take kids to especially on a rainy day... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

It,s interesting for both childrens and grownups. Full of surprises and unusual things. Recommend to visin with all your family.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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102 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

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

1 Thank Jolanta P
Riga, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 :)

1 Thank chutinon_liu
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207 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank James S
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank colins5286
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank AnDoPi
Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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