Latvian National Museum Of Art

Latvian National Museum Of Art, Riga: Hours, Address, Latvian National Museum Of Art Reviews: 4.5/5

Latvian National Museum Of Art

Latvian National Museum Of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Latvian National Museum of Art is the most important art museum in Latvia and the first building in the Baltics designed specifically for the needs of a museum. The museum's building is an architectural monument of national significance. It is one of the most impressive historicist buildings in the Riga Boulevard Circle. From 2013 to 2016, an ambitious reconstruction and renovation of the building took place. Following the reconstruction, a new permanent exposition, Latvian Art. 19th–20th Century, has been created. It presents an overview of Latvian art history over the course of two centuries. The aim of the exposition is to build a visual and emotional story of the development of Latvian art by highlighting the most important works and personalities in culture-historical, political and social context.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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anneropo
Iisalmi, Finland15 contributions
Dec 2019
I went to museum last Sunday of December, and I was told that last Sundays are always free. There was lots of peoples, but the place is huge, so it was not disturbing. I did not know lots abour Latvian art, but I was impressed. I liked most the art from beginning of 1900 century.
Written January 15, 2020
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Christian O
Frederiksberg, Denmark1,357 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
Latvian National Museum Of Art is a place where you easily can spend some hours without hesitation. The building itself is stunningly beautiful and the art inside is quite amazing. Many time typical rooms telling the story of Latvia. Great place to visit - I will be back!
Written February 18, 2018
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Arto Sivonen
Helsinki, Finland170 contributions
Jul 2020
Great museum to visit. Old and modern architecture together. Interesting collections of art. I really liked the idea how to open art collections to the visitors in the basement.
Written July 24, 2020
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Francis D
Montreal, Canada1,928 contributions
Jul 2020
Having been renovated just a few years ago, the building hosting this museum is the true jewel of this exhibit.

The Art Nouveau outside architecture makes it very welcoming to walk around it and admire its structure.

Then when you step in, you are greeted with a magnificent staircase that is the crown of this building.

The 6 EUR it costs to enter enable you to visit three (3) floors of artworks (including the basement) of varying interest.

The collection is not very big, but some pieces are interesting… while others make you wonder how they got in a museum in the first place.

But that applies to almost all museums anyway… as art is quite subjective.

Two things for sure not to miss are:
1) the beautiful attic, with its white-painted beams and its access to the rooftop observation deck.
Unfortunately, as it was raining the day of my visit, the deck was closed… but I was able to negotiate a peak and it looks very good to stand there and observe the city.
2) the underground storage vault. It is not extremely spectacular… but knowing it used to be a potato storage back in the days, makes you appreciate it a bit more.

Entrance fee is 6 EUR
Storage lockers are for free
Expect to spend about 90 minutes in the museum
Photography is allowed
Written August 28, 2020
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Tim A
Southampton, UK86 contributions
Jan 2020
Great old building right in the centre.
It only cost 6 Euro for both my wife and myself to get in which we felt was good value due to the amount of art on show.
We found a couple of the staff a little abrasive but this may have been a lauges issue. We found some of the art lacking but that’s always a personal preference.
Written January 25, 2020
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Birte L
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark2,839 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
A nice building with good facilities, but the contents are disappointing. Latvia art seems very provincial and a lot inspired by
Sovjet realistic art. Not worth the entrance fee
Written October 27, 2017
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CeeLiggo
London, UK85 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
A good place to visit if you enjoy wondering around an art gallery. It’s starts with old and moves to contemporary art. It’s well laid out and a nice building.

Also its in a nice park, close to the art nouveau area and has a nice restaurant.

Written October 21, 2019
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Lynette A
Newtown Square, PA11 contributions
Jun 2019
Lovely, expansive museum; though we only opted for the main exhibit hall. Followed the tour with an outdoor lunch that was spectacular. (Who knew museum gazpacho could be delicious!?)
Written August 15, 2019
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Christine H
York, UK26 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
This was no stuffy art gallery. It was modern, spacious and really well designed. The staff were excellent and we were approached almost immediately by a knowledgeable and helpful man who advised us and informed us. Each of the five or so floors had something different to offer, mostly 20th and 21st century and only a real traditionalist would be unimpressed by the art displayed. Information was presented well. I was astounded on the lower ground floor by the storage system and the 'Title doesn't matter' exhibition took my breath away. The cafe was fabulous and very cheap considering it's beautiful surroundings and decor. As pensioners, we paid only €3 each for this amazing place. I would return and pay much more. Visitors to Riga should make this place a priority.
Written October 20, 2017
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Shirmil
North East Margaree, Canada63 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
We did have a guide here so we felt very well informed about the exhibits. However, I saw people visiting the museum on their own as well. There is a lot of visible information about the exhibits and the various periods in which the art was produced. The art reflects the history of the country as it went through periods of independence and occupation. Very interesting - and I am not an artist or an art expert at all. The museum itself is a beautiful building - spacious and organized. There is an elevator as well as the stairs.
Written October 11, 2017
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  • Tue - Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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